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Police launch manhunt for person impersonating county commissioner

Police in Nyandarua have launched a manhunt of a person conning people while masquerading as the area County Commissioner.
Speaking during the Mashujaa day celebrations, Nyandarua County Commissioner Benson Leparmorijo cautioned people against falling prey to the conman.
He noted that the perpetrator had been trading in government services and citing an instance where the criminal asked a Member of County Assembly (MCA) for money to authorize a prayer meeting he was to hold.
“The person has gone to the extent of calling chiefs in my name demanding money on promises that he would consider them for promotion,” he said.
“The County Criminal Investigating officers have since launched a manhunt to ensure that the culprit is brought to book,” noted the administrator.
Leparmorijo urged those seeking various government services to always ensure they visited respective government offices to avoid falling prey to cons.
“Government officials do not demand money to offer services to its people and if you find anyone asking for money you should report him/her to the nearest police station,” he said.
He at the same time warned people who had destroyed a section of the 78 kilometer meter gauge railway line connecting Gilgil – Nyahururu towns that was currently under rehabilitation saying that police had launched a probe to nab the culprits.
“Yesterday we got reports that there are some people who had destroyed a section of railway line near Captain area and we shall not allow destruction of the line just because one was evicted for occupying the land illegally,” he warned.
The County Commissioner underscored the government’s commitments to reviving railway line transport across the country saying it was a major boost to the economy of the region.
In August this year, the Kenya Railway Corporation commenced rehabilitation of the railway line connecting Nakuru, Nyandarua and Laikipa in efforts geared towards opening up the agricultural rich counties to enable bulk transportation of agricultural produce to other counties at a fair price.
By Jesse Mwitwa

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