Police detectives in Langata, have arrested a 40-year-old man, Gregory Simiyu Mabele, for impersonating a policeman and conducting patrols in Langata’s Southlands area, in Kenya.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Mabele, who is suspected to be a part of a wider cabal of criminals, conducted illegal night patrols. A police source stated that the suspect was donned in fatigues belonging to the polic, when he was arrested.
The source said: “ Sleuths are suspecting that Mabele is part of a wider cabal of criminals, who pose as police officers and betray the trust of unsuspecting members of the public by defrauding and stealing from them.
“ The 40-year-old suspect was arrested past curfew hours, as he walked around the Southlands suburbs, pretending to be offering public safety and security services.
“ The suspect is currently in police custody and will be arraigned on Monday. He is expected to answer the charges of being in unlawful possession of government stores contrary to Section 324 (2) and impersonating a police officer contrary to Section 101 (1) (b) of the National Police Service Act. ”