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Man impersonates military officer to gain access to Lang’ata Barracks

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A man has pleaded guilty to impersonating a military officer at the Lang’ata Barracks in Lang’ata Subcounty, Nairobi.

Appearing before the Kibera court on Friday, February 19, Daniel Prince Maina said that he resorted to the unconventional method because he was so desperate for a KDF job.

He has tried to get into the military severally without success.

Daniel Prince’s charge sheet says the he posed as Lieutenant Daniel Maina on Wednesday, February 17 and tried to access the Lang’ata Barracks.

“Officers at the station got suspicious of the man at the Lang’ata Barracks gate and decided to look into his credentials. They found out that his credentials belonged to Lieutenant Daniel Maina instead,” the court heard.

The matter was reported at the nearby Lang’ata Police Station and the culprit was arrested.

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Kibera senior resident magistrate Renee Kitagwa will deliver her ruling on Monday, February 22.

Meanwhile, a former Kenya Defence Force (KDF) officer was on Tuesday, February 16 arrested for allegedly defrauding Kenyans in an army recruitment con game.

Washington Mutinda was arrested at Mlolongo’s Gallas Resort in Machakos County, when he was just about to defraud money from two unsuspecting Kenyans.

The ex-soldier was ambushed by DCI detectives and military police corporals acting on a tip-off. Two forged calling letters from the ongoing KDF recruitment exercise and KSh180,000 were confiscated.

“The suspect had masqueraded as a senior commander in the Kenya Defense Forces, and actively in the line of duty,” DCI says. “Investigations have since been initiated to verify the authenticity of the calling letters, their source and other accomplices that may be involved in the malpractice.”

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