BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
A Nairobi Court has allowed the police to detain an impostor who has been conning innocent members of the public by using pseudo social media accounts in the name of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.
Geoffrey Mandela Kengere appeared before Milimani Principal Magistrate Martha Nanzushi who ordered that he be detained for five days.
Mandela who was termed a ring leader of the syndicate was arrested on Monday at a city hotel where he had gone to collect Sh80,000 from one of his victims.
City Hall Directorate of criminal investigation filed a miscellaneous application seeking the suspect to be remanded at Central Police station for five days to enable the investigating officer to complete his probe..
Corporal Urbanus Munguti attached DCI city hall to the court that he is undertaking investigations into alleged offences of conspiracy to defraud members of the public by issuing them with forged Nairobi County government official documents whereby they have been conned millions of shillings.
He told the court the suspect was arrested yesterday and he has no time complete investigation including search of the suspect premises, analysis of his mobile phone in which documents were sent by cybercrime unit, analysis of email account and his social media account, interrogation and recording statements of witnesses connecting the suspect with other cases under investigation among others.
Police said are yet to record statement from Mandela who is a resident of Lamu county and other witnesses who are former county employees who have retired.