Kirinyaga deputy governor identifies suspect who assaulted him


Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri at Thika Police Station on Wednesday, April 25. PHOTO| COURTESY
Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri at Thika Police Station on Wednesday, April 25. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri has positively identified a suspect who was arrested on Thursday in connection to an explicit video involving the county boss.
  • Thika DCIO Linus Owago said Mr. Ndambiri had identified Dennis Mugambi, a prison warden, as being among the fraudsters who set him up to show that he was busted having an extramarital affair with a married woman.
  • The prison warder was arrested at Wang’uru Police Station in Mwea where he had gone to report an accident but his fortunes turned after it emerged he was being sought by detectives.

Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri has positively identified a suspect who was arrested on Thursday in connection to an explicit video involving the county boss.

Thika DCIO Linus Owago said Mr. Ndambiri had identified Dennis Mugambi, a prison warden, as being among the fraudsters who set him up to show that he was busted having an extramarital affair with a married woman.

According to the police boss, Mr. Mugambi is among seven suspects who are being pursued over the incident that is said to have occurred at Githingiri estate in Thika on March 28 during the Easter holiday.

The DCIO said the warden is in their custody and they are closely following his accomplices including Elizabeth Njuguna, the woman captured with Ndambiri in the video.

Mr. Owango said the deputy governor had confirmed to the police that the prison warden indeed came to the room where the video was being recorded.

Ruiru OCPD James Ng’etich confirmed that the woman in the video and the man claiming to be her husband are facing a similar case  where they were charged with robbery with violence.

It is alleged that the woman poses to prominent men as a property seller and once the victim agrees to view the property for purchase, they are terrorised, stripped naked and forced to agree to a coined up relationship with her.

According to a police source, the fraudsters had demanded Ksh.5 million from the deputy governor but he suspected foul play when one of the thugs reached out to him demanding for Ksh.500,000 cash to unhook him from the trap.

The prison warder was arrested at Wang’uru Police Station in Mwea where he had gone to report an accident but his fortunes turned after it emerged he was being sought by detectives.

It is believed that the prison warder is the one who was recorded assaulting the deputy governor in the video that has been doing rounds on social media.

Officers at the Wang’uru police station were shocked after the man apparently admitted to the offence.

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