Kenyan student charged with impersonating inspector general

January 18, 2013

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A Kenyan student on Friday (January 18th) pleaded guilty in a Nairobi court to impersonating Inspector General of Police David Kimaiyo after opening a Facebook account and posting messages under Kimaiyo's name, Kenya's Capital FM reported.

Jackson Siro has been remanded to police custody for the weekend and will be sentenced on Monday when more facts about the case unfold.

Siro had attracted 10,000 "likes" on Facebook before police arrested him on Thursday.

Kenya has witnessed a series of police impersonation cases recently, including this month's arrest of Joshua Waiganjo who is charged with impersonating a police officer since 2002. In addition, two weeks ago, a secondary school boy was charged in a Nairobi court with impersonating a police chief to obtain 90,000 shillings ($1,000) from three members of parliament.

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  • Liverson Alama
    January 23, 2013 @ 04:45:25AM

    Its proven tht we Kenyans are so so poor tht we venture into activities which later results us in regreting. Like in my case,woz a student at Voi District. Had Impersonated Tourism Minister Honourable Danson Mwazo on Facebook and waz sentensed to one year imprisonment or fine of Ksh.100,000.

  • diana mutua
    January 19, 2013 @ 01:47:24AM

    To correct any mistake effectively u start immediately it occurs. we v seen people immitate prominent people with no reaction from any quarter,now they v juz gone a step further 2earn from their bhaviour. if they have 2 correct ,shd start from the root otherwise u cant correct adance with the waist if u miss the footing

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