A man who has been masquerading as a police officer has been arrested after his proverbial forty days count came to an end.
The man is said to have been living in police quarters in Nairobi and has been impersonating police officers.
26-year-old Kennedy Mojong Ekale was arrested on Friday at Security of Government Building (SGB) unit at Uhuru Camp Nairobi where he has been residing for several months comouflaging as a police constable.
Ekale was arrested after Administration Police (AP) officers at the camp realised he has never been listed for or appeared for any duty roster.
He was arrested in possession of AP uniform and is being held at Langata police station as investigations continue. He will be arraigned in court to face charges of being in possession of government property and impersonating a police officer.
Cases of individuals posing as police officers have been on the rise in the country. Police impostor Joshua Waiganjo shot into the public limelight when he was charged in court for masquerading as a senior police officer in Nakuru for many years.
In 2015, a Naivasha court handed Waiganjo a five-years jail term for impersonating a police officer, one year for dressing in police uniform, and six months each for three charges of being in possession of government stores.