Kenya: The Fake Top Cop fails to secure Ksh 4 million as bond, remains in jail
Posted by African Press International on January 10, 2013
- BY JACKSON MARWA
Joshua Karianjahi Waiganjo the man accused of masquerading as a senior police officer for years is still been held at Naivasha GK Maximum Prison after he failed to secure Sh4 million as bond. Waiganjo was arraigned a fresh in a Naivasha court facing twelve charges including four of robbery with violence.
He had been released was released on bond of Sh4 million with three sureties of similar amounts by Naivasha Senior Principal Magistrate Esther Boke.
The prosecution however informed the court that they had 35 fresh complaints against the accused who was arrested on December 31 last year.
The accused who is represented by lawyers Cliff Ombeta, John Khaminwa, Katwa Kigen and Kibiru Njenga denied all the counts.
Kigen had accused police of raiding the homes of the accused and forcing his two wives to record statements against him. The prosecution led by Chief Inspector Mike Muya denied harassing the accused family adding that there was no documentary evidence to indicate that he had a wife.
Muya opposed the move to grant the accused a bond saying that he could interfere with witness and ongoing investigations.
The magistrate threw out the prosecution request and gave the accused a Sh4 million bond and three sureties of the same.
The magistrate will deliver the ruling on the defective charge application on January 23.