On Wednesday, June 29, a former police officer was detained on suspicion of impersonating police officers after showing up for a television interview in full uniform.
The suspect, Monica Wamaitha Gitau, is a Kenyan politician running for the Usawa Party’s nomination for the Nairobi Women Representative seat.
In 2011, she left the Administration Police.
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.
“We are investigating why she was wearing the uniform and probably by tomorrow morning we shall give a full report. We will reveal the law she breached by then. She is purported to have retired from the Administration Police Service in 2011. What she did is an offence.”