, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 7 – Police imposter Joshua Waiganjo was on Wednesday sentenced to a five-year jail term for being in possession of security agencies uniform and impersonating a police officer.
Naivasha Senior Resident Magistrate Shadrack Mwinzi however dismissed robbery with violence charges against him.
Waiganjo was accused of wearing police uniform without authority and being with materials and equipment belonging to the national police service.
During the trial, Waiganjo told the court that he was appointed a police reservist in 2003.
He also told the court that he legally received the uniform from the Police Quarter Master, but the claim was dismissed by the prosecution.
Waiganjo is still serving a two-year sentence at the King’ong’o prison after being found guilty of fraud by a Nyeri court.
His problems escalated after his ‘friends’ within the police service denied any close links with him.
His family had alleged that Waiganjo could only take orders from the then Rift Valley Provincial Police Officer, John M’mbijiwe.
He is said to have joined the police service in 2003 when he was taken in as a police reservist but this was short-lived after former police commissioner Major General Hussein Ali disbanded the group.
Waiganjo was to go back to his father’s farm in Njoro and worked as a tout using a family matatu before being re-absorbed into the force as a senior superintendent of police and was posted to the Nakuru.
Former Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere while testifying before a team that was investigating the conduct of Waiganjo maintained he never recruited, promoted or transferred him.