A former Kenyan police officer has been arrested after she turned up for a television interview in full police uniform, on charges of impersonating police officers. She was was arrested on Wednesday June 29.
The suspect identified as Monica Wamaitha Gitau, is a Kenyan politician vying for Nairobi Women Representative seat on Usawa Party ticket. She retired from the Administration Police in 2011.
Gitau was arrested shortly after concluding the interview on Inooro TV. She was accused of pretending she’s a real cop by showing up for media interviews while wearing the Persian blue colour police uniform with full police badges.
A police report read;
“Stapol Kilimani and team embarked on a fact-finding mission to the studios located along Maalim Juma road Dennis Prit road and ambushed the suspect who was still in the same regalia.”
Confirming the arrest, Kilimani OCPD Andrew Mbogo said they have launched investigations and that more information would be released later. He also said it’s against the law to retire and continue wearing a police uniform.