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Man sentenced to five years in jail for impersonating an EACC officer



A man was yesterday sentenced to five years imprisonment after he was found guilty of impersonating an officer of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi sentenced Duncan Bunduki Bundi on four counts of impersonating an investigator and extortion by threats.

The accused was arrested on November 26, 2010 for posing as the Head of Investigations at the EACC and soliciting money from members of the public by threatening to charge them with corruption offences. The accused was sentenced without the option of fine.

He was jailed for 12 months each on two counts of impersonating an investigator contrary to the law, and 18 months each for two counts of extortion by threats.

Meanwhile, police will today launch the first ever three day National Police Service week to showcase their activities in offering public safety and security to Kenyans and achievements of reforms.

President Kenyatta is expected to attend the event at the Kenya Railways Club in Nairobi during which a number of reforms will be announced.

A number of changes are in the offing this month. They include command structure in which a number of ranks will be collapsed and commanders occupying them recalled to headquarters.

Some 24,000 Administration Police officers are set to merge with the regular ones and wear a new blue working uniform. The uniform will be showcased at the event.

-Cyrus Ombati

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