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Man Charged For Lying to Police

A man was on Thursday, November 12, arraigned at Kibera Law Courts to face charges of giving false statements to the detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).

The man identified as Richard Muriuki was accused of lying to the DCI detectives that he had been robbed at the Nyayo Stadium roundabout on Tuesday night, October 20.

According to the Occurrence Book (OB) report filed at the Langata Police Station, Muriuki claimed that a van rammed into his car after which the three-armed men stormed out of the vehicle and rob him of his car.

However, after the police concluded the investigations, it was discovered that the entire report was false and it was Muriuki who hit the said Nissan and fled the accident scene on that fateful day.

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DCI Chief George Kinoti. [Courtesy]
The police traced Muriuki’s alleged lost car to Industrial Area Police Station which the investigators discovered that it had been towed for obstruction.

“Muriuki had reported that a white Nissan had hit his Toyota Fielder at the Nyayo Stadium roundabout along Mombasa road, forcing him to stop. It is at this point he alleged that three men, one brandishing a knife jumped out of the Nissan, confronted him, and took off with his vehicle,” DCI said in a statement on Twitter.

According to the DCI, the suspect acted in contrary to section 128 (a) of the penal code which criminalize giving false to any person employed in the public service.

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