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Waiganjo's case postponed due to court recess

22 August 2014, 21:01 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - A fraud case facing the fake cop Joshua Karianjahi Waiganjo in the law courts has been postponed to next month.

The case, which was set to come up Friday before the Nyeri Chief magistrate Wilbroda Juma was adjourned to September 11, as the court is on recess.

Waiganjo had arrived at the court ready to file his written submissions through lawyer Charles King'ori, but Principal Magistrate Susan Ngungi, adjourned the case until her colleagues resumes.

Waiganjo who is serving a two-year jail term for being in possession of police uniform is accused of conning three Nyeri families of KES 280,000 in pretext that he would assist their children join the police service.

It is alleged that Waiganjo while conning the said families told them that he was undertaking a "special recruitment exercise", targeting the Nyeri home turf of retired president Mwai Kibaki.

Waiganjo allegedly undertook the said exercise claiming that it had the blessings of former Administration Police commandant Kinuthia Mbugua.

However, Waiganjo in his initial submissions claimed that he had been framed by a former police officer, Daniel Kago whom he declined to assist recapture his job.

Waiganjo denied being a fake police, alleging that he had been promoted from a Kenya Police Reservist to an Inspector by one Alfred Ouma in 2000 but did not have the documentation to prove it.

He said the letter of appointment got lost in a fire that gutted his house shortly after his promotion.

“The only person who can explain the unprecedented nature of my promotion is Peter Kimanthi who appointed me. Unfortunately, he is deceased,” said Waiganjo.

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