September 22nd 2017

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A KDF impostor jailed for three years by a Nanyuki court

Principal Magistrate Waititu Gichimu who sentenced Kibiego noted that there was a possibility that the accused had been using his alleged position at the Kenya Defense Forces to ask for bribes from people wishing to be employed in the military.

By Cynthia Gitaucgitau@kenyafreepress.comThursday, 06 Jul 2017 18:21 EAT

An impostor pretending to be a Kenya Defence Force Force (KDF) officer was today jailed for three years by a Nanyuki Court. Gilbert Kibiego, 40, was found guilty of gaining entry into military barracks by pretending to be a KDF officer.

He was also found guilty of other two other counts which include possession of military uniform and entering a protected area. The three counts earned him the three years which will run concurrently.

The court heard Kibiego drove to Laikipia Air Base on September 9 last year, and claimed to be Captain John Kibiego Langat, but was intercepted by suspicious sentries at the gate and when he was further questioned, he produced an ID card bearing the name Cheruot Wesley Kibet but he eventually revealed his correct name.

He defended himself saying that he was visiting an officer by the name Langat but the KDF who were at the gate could not find the identity. After further interrogation, the suspect later took the officers to a bar in Nanyuki town where he had left a bag containing military uniform, CV and application letters of youths seeking to join the military.

Principal Magistrate Waititu Gichimu who sentenced Kibiego noted that there was a possibility that the accused had been using his alleged position at the Kenya Defense Forces to ask for bribes from people wishing to be employed in the military. A probation report indicated he did not deserve a non-custodial sentence which means that his punishment does not involve going to prison.

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