Police in Nairobi are holding a middle aged woman for allegedly impersonating a police officer in a live interview with a local vernacular station.
According to the National Police Service, police officers based at Kilimani Police Station received information of an ongoing interview at Inooro TV hosting an alleged uniformed female police officer as a panelist.
The officers had their doubts on the credibility of the said panelist and rushed to the rushed to the TV station for further inquiry.
Monica Wamaitha Gitau, a civilian and an aspirant for the Nairobi Women MP seat who was in full police uniform was immediately arrested and is currently assisting the police with investigations on why she was in police uniform.
“To avoid similar incidences in the future, the National Police Service wishes to advise all Media Houses to always liaise for clearance with the Office of the Police Spokesperson or respective regional or county commanders over all requests for interviews with police officers,” NPS said.