A man has been charged in court for ‘arresting’ city residents who urinate on flowerbeds, walls and fences.
Augustine Khakhina Okumu was charged with impersonating a police officer on August 26 and ‘arresting’ people. He was nabbed on Ronald Ngala Street while attempting to force two men he had illegally handcuffed to board a private vehicle.
Okumu has also been accused of illegally being in possession of government handcuffs believed to have been stolen.
The complainants identified as Emanuel Wekesa Wamalwa and Samuel Kaita Wanjala were walking on Ronald Ngala Street when they bumped into the accused person who went on to identify himself as a police officer.
The suspect is alleged to have accused the two of urinating in public before handcuffing them. The court heard that the suspect demanded Sh5, 000 to let them walk free. The two allegedly handed the suspect Sh500 which he declined to take. It was then that he attempted to lead them to a private vehicle parked nearby.
The commotion is said to have attracted the public and undercover police officers. The suspect attempted to flee the scene but was arrested.
He denied the charges, claiming his wife is admitted at a hospital where she is battling a heart ailment. He was released on Sh50, 000 cash bail or surety bond of similar amount to await his trial on November 16.