Unknown details of Joseph Henry Waswa, one of the seven suspects accused of impersonating President Uhuru Kenyatta’s voice and conning Sameer Africa chairman Naushad Merali Sh10 million, has come to the light.
Accused of killing varsity student- Unknown details of Uhuru’s Impostor Joseph Henry Waswa
Unmasking Henry Waswa
Joseph Henry Waswa ,who is not new to controversy, happens to be a well-connected guy and enjoys a circle of prominent people in the society among them, Members of Parliament.
In 2014 and 2015, Waswa was behind bars for allegedly killing killing Mitch Kibiti, son to (former) Bungoma County Education Chief Officer David Kibiti, after a disagreement at his Etonia Club in Kimilili. He was arrested in Kisumu while on the run, trying to board a plane to Nairobi.
10 body guards
In 2015, Waswa caused drama at Bungoma Law courts after showing up in court accompanied by 10 “body guards”. The incident forced officers from the Flying Squad to intervene arresting all the 10 body guards who were later released.
In 2016, Waswa was in the news after he offered a free air ticket to Saleh Wanjala, aka Bungoma's 'James Bond', who hit the headlines after hanging on a helicopter in Bungoma carrying the body of Jacob Juma.
In December 2017, Waswa caused a stir in a remote village (Nzatani village) in Mwingi after he landed with four helicopters to pay dowry for his bride Moreen Tabitha.
During the occasion, he was in accompany of MPs Charles Nguna (Mwingi West), Babu Owino (Embakasi East), Caleb Amisi (Saboti) and Alfred Keter (Nandi Hills).
All hotels and guest rooms in Kitui town were fully occupied on the day of the event. The budget for the event was above Sh5 million, with their wedding rings retailing at Sh1.6 million.
He was also the skilled one in the group and perfectly mimicked Uhuru's voice that persuaded the businessman to part with Ksh10 million.
Suspect Gilbert Kirunja
Another suspect Gilbert Kirunja also lives a flashy lifestyle in Karen despite being young and unemployed. Police investigations shows that Kirunja who is the mastermind of the seven-man gang stays in 10-bedroom mansion.
The 33 year old, an IT guru is said to be the one who perfected mimicking the President’s voice.
On Wednesday, Waswa and his counterparts; Gilbert Kirunja, Duncan Muchai, Isaac Wajekeche, William Simiyu Malala, David Luganya and Anthony Wafula were released.
The seven were released after they appeared in Court and denied all the charges against them. They were released on a cash bail of Sh100,000 each.
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