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GSU police impersonator arraigned in court

Police in Busia County have arrested a 22-year-old woman for impersonating a police officer.

Jacinta Merlin Ouma was arrested on Tuesday evening in Bukhalalire, Butula sub-county by police officers from Butula police station after a tip-off from the members of the public.

The suspect who was enroute to Butula police station dressed in a GSU uniform with an AK47 riffle was ambushed and upon being questioned she did not have a job identification card.

The suspect was arraigned in Busia High Court on Wednesday before Magistrate Peter Olengo where she pleaded guilty to the impersonation charge.

She will be remanded at Bumala police station for 21 days to enable police to complete their investigations.

Reliable sources have told KNA that the suspect has been roaming in police stations across the country including Kabete police station, several police stations in Kisumu, and Busia posing as a police officer.

“We suspected her while on duty at Bumala police and we had her arrested we found a lot of pictures in her phone with a full GSU uniform and a firearm but she could not explain herself well for example which police station she was stationed,” DCIO Felician Maru said.

In her defence before the magistrate Olengo she told the court that she bought the uniform at the industrial area in Nairobi and the firearm was given to her by a police officer while in Kabete police station just to take photos.

By Victoria Magar and Absalom Namwalo

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