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Man who impersonated PS to be repatriated to Kericho

A Kiambu court has ordered a man who was charged with impersonating Principal Secretary for infrastructure Mr. Julius Korir to be returned to Kericho where he jumped bail in a fraud case.
David Mutai Kiplangat had been arraigned before Kiambu senior Principal Magistrate Ms Stella Atambo Friday charged that on February 15, 2019 he falsely presented himself to be the Principal Secretary a fact he knew to be false.
He faced a second count that on the same day with intent to defraud, he attempted to obtain Sh2 million by falsely pretending that he was in a position to award a road construction tender to Mr. Kabinga Wathayu, the MP for Mwea constituency, a fact he knew to be false.
He pleaded not guilty to the two counts and the prosecution told the court that they were in possession of a warrant of arrest for the accused for he had failed to appear in court after he was released on bond in Kericho.
Senior state counsel Christine Mbevi told the court “the accused is required in Kericho where he was involved in another case but absconded and a warrant of arrest was issued on February 11, 2019.”
After the warrant was presented in court, the magistrate interrogated him if he was involved in another case and how much was involved. He told the court that it was true and that it involved Sh150, 000.
Before the court made a ruling on his status, he told the magistrate that police had confiscated his ATM card and three phones which he needed so that he could be able to communicate with.
To the issue of confiscation, the prosecutor said she believed they were being held as they possibly were exhibits which could be used during the hearing of the cases.
Atambo therefore ruled that the accused be repatriated to Kericho law courts and fixed the mention of his case for April 4, 2019.
By Lydia Shiroya

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