‘Fake Journalists’ arrested in Nakuru

Three fake journalists were on Tuesday arrested in Nakuru for impersonating Royal Media Services reporters.

Peter Wanjau,34, Doreen Waiganjo,25, and Githaiga Karani,30, are said to have on Monday made a phone call to former Nacada boss John Mututho requesting to interview him. They claimed that they were working for Citizen TV. Mututho had accepted to have the interview on Tuesday.

On Tuesday he met them at a hotel near Pipeline. However, Mututho’s instincts prompted him to call some RMS journalists based in Nakuru to confirm whether there were such reporters sent from Nairobi. It turned out there were no such journalists

It’s at this time that he raised alarm and police rushed to the scene arresting the trio.

“I raised alarm after realizing that they were out on a mission to extort money from me,” said Mututho.

Confirming the incident, Nakuru Sub-county Police commander Elena Kabukuru said police responded immediately and arrested the suspects who had no identification documents.

A motor vehicle, KCS 802N, video camera,1 tripod and other assorted items in a bag were recovered.

Former Nacada boss John Mututho addressing media after the arrest of the fake journalists. PHOTO/Courtesy.

“The three are detained at Mwariki Police station with all documents kept as exhibits,” said the Sub-county Police commander.

She added that they will be arraigned in court on Wednesday for impersonation.


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