‘Fake cop’ now wants to become MP in August elections

In his letter to IEBC, Waiganjo explains that the people of Njoro want him to represent them in parliament.

 

He is currently serving a five year prison term after he was found guilty by a Naivasha court for impersonating an assistant police commissioner and being in illegal possession of government equipment - one year for dressing in police uniform, and six months each for three charges of being in possession of government stores.

IEBC clearance

Waiganjo has now written to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati seeking clearance to vie for the Njoro constituency parliamentary seat in the upcoming polls.

In his letter, Waiganjo explains that the people of Njoro want him to represent them in parliament.

"The will of the people is the will of God, your consideration to my application will be highly appreciated," the letter read in part.

Waiganjo is hoping he will be cleared by the electoral body after which he will vie as an independent candidate in his quest to unseat the incumbent Joseph Kiuna.

During his time in prison, he studied various courses and now has diplomas in Bible studies and psychological counselling.

However, according to the law, Waiganjo can only vie for an elective post upon completion of his prison sentence or if he successfully pleads his case at the Court of Appeal.

Police impersonation

Waiganjo is alleged to have sacked and abused junior officers as well as attend top security meetings.

He was arrested in 2013 after allegedly pretending to be an assistant commissioner of police for five years.

He was discovered after flying on a police helicopter during a sensitive security operation in Baragoi.

He was charged alongside former Rift Valley Provincial boss John M’Mbijiwe and former Anti-Stock Theft Unit Commandant Michael Remi Ngugi.

The National Police Service Commission (NPSC) then suspended top Rift Valley cops over the saga.

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