A former cop has, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, been arrested for impersonating police officers shortly after she attended a TV interview in a full police uniform.
Monica Wamaitha Gitau was arrested while attending a live interview on Inooro TV.
The suspect, who is vying for the Nairobi Women Representative seat on Usawa Party ticket, retired from the Administration Police in 2011.
She however continued pretending she was a real cop even showing up for media interviews while wearing the Persian blue colour police uniform with full police badges.
The officers who arrested Gitau were tipped by the public that a female civilian interviewee was wearing a police uniform and they immediately embarked on a mission to confirm.
“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,” the Police report stated.
Confirming the arrest, Kilimani OCPD Andrew Mbogo said they had launched investigations and that more information would be released later.
He stated that it was against the law to be retired and still wear 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," Kilimani OCPD said.