Police impostor arrested

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Crime scene tape

A man has been arrested for impersonating a police officer and soliciting bribes from traders in Thika East.

Police say the suspect, John Nyaachi had been terrorizing Gatuanyaga ward residents.

He was cornered at Ngurai shopping centre on Saturday as he tried to extort money from a boda-boda rider.

The locals claimed that Nyaachi has been roaming the entire ward carrying handcuffs which he used to threaten his victims.

Thika East police boss Julius Kyumbule said that the matter will be thoroughly investigated warning that any police officer found to have to work in cahoots with criminals to terrorize residents will be in hot soup.