‘Police imposter’ Waiganjo may not be off the hook yet

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 12:10 | By
Joshua Waiganjo

The Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) is now perusing proceedings and judgement in respect to the acquittal of police imposter Joshua Waiganjo before making a decision on whether to appeal.

An officer at the ODPP said yesterday a decision is yet to be made.

This comes after Waiganjo, who was accused of masquerading as a senior police officer, and the former Rift Valley Provincial police boss John M’mbijiwe were on Friday acquitted by a Nakuru court.

The ruling was delivered by Principal Magistrate Joe Omido from Kwale courts via video conferencing.

The case has been pending before court for seven years.

Omido ruled that the prosecution did not bring sufficient evidence to establish a prima facie case against the three suspects in the case.

The magistrate said if the accused were to be placed on their defence on any of the charges that they are faced with there would be no basis upon which any of them can be convicted on any of the charges if they were to offer nothing else in defence.

Waiganjo (below) and M’mbijiwe, who were jointly charged in 2013, denied seven charges, including abuse of office and impersonation.

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