- Victor Mayanja was accused of pretending to be an EACC officer with the aim of defrauding Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka
- Mayanja appeared before Milimani Law courts Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi and denied the charges
- The prosecution informed the court that they intend to oppose the release of the accused on bail
A man has been charged with masquerading as an officer attached with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and plotting to extort money from Senate Speaker Kenneth Lusaka.
Masquerading as EACC officer
Victor Mayanja alias Joseph Kinuthia appeared before Milimani Law courts Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi and denied the charges.
Through his lawyer Onkendi, the accused pleaded with the court to be released on favourable bond terms.
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Kinuthia was accused of attempting to extort KSh 100,000 from Speaker Lusaka.
The suspect denied three corruption charges of impersonating as an investigator and attempting to extort money by threats.
The court heard that on March 15, 2014, he represented himself to Lusaka as an EACC investigator.
In the second count, Mayanja was accused that on March 20, 2014, at Serova Panafric Hotel within Nairobi county, he represented himself to Haron Keitany as an investigator with EACC.
The suspect faced the third count that on March 15, 2014, within the Republic of Kenya, with intent to extort KSh 100,000 from Lusaka, threatened to accuse the speaker of corruption.
After denying the charges, the prosecution informed the court that they intend to oppose the release of the accused on bail pending the hearing of the case.
The state sought 14 days to file a formal application listing the grounds they intend to oppose his release on bail.
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The accused person’s lawyer, however, did not oppose the request by the prosecution.
In a separate story, TUKO.co.ke reported that a Nakuru man reported his wife to the police after faking pregnancy for nine months despite her being barren.
Wesley Rono from Kuresoi North said in December 2020, his wife Patricia told him that she was pregnant with their first child, and at first, he was happy until he found out it was all a sham.
Story by Zipporah Weru, TUKO.co.ke correspondent
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