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Kenyatta University student held for fake identity

22 June 2016, 18:42

Nairobi – A Kenyatta University student has been held for impersonating Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet and Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss Mr Ndegwa Muhoro on Facebook.

According to the Daily Nation, John Kibowen Cheboiwo is accused of opening a fake Facebook account and attempting to con people out of over Sh500 000.

Cheboiwo stated that for a fee he would fast track their cases.

Also read: Officer charged for hitting colleague while reversing GSU Land Cruiser.

He has since been released on bond and the matter will be heard on August 8th.

This is not the first time Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet has been impersonated, reports The Star. 

A prison warder of Kibos Main Prison opened a fake Facebook account and used the Inspectors cellphone number while he was on paternity leave.

The warder help convicts carry out robberies, as well as falsely recruiting people.

- News24

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