Man accused of impersonating DP Ruto’s wife arraigned


Man accused of impersonating DP Ruto's wife arraigned
Michael Mito Atito who was accused of opening up a Facebook account in the name of DP William Ruto's wife, Rachel Ruto. PHOTO | DZUYA WALTER

In Summary

  • Michael Mito Atito, however, did not answer to any charges as police brought him under a miscellaneous application.
  • In the application, the Investigating Officers said the suspect allegedly opened a Facebook account in the name of Mrs. Rachel Ruto.
  • The officer said they need more time to complete investigations which include contacting members of the public who have been victims of the scam and conducting an identification parade of the suspect.

A man accused of impersonating Deputy President William Ruto’s wife Rachel Ruto was on Monday arraigned in a Nairobi court.

Michael Mito Atito, however, did not answer to any charges as police brought him under a miscellaneous application.

In the application, the Investigating Officers said the suspect allegedly opened a Facebook account in the name of Mrs. Rachel Ruto claiming to be supporting the less fortunate in the society by giving out free motor vehicles (lorries) that were to be registered in the names of beneficiary.

The officer, George Chai, said they need more time to complete investigations which include contacting members of the public who have been victims of the scam and conducting an identification parade of the suspect.

The officers also want to obtain M-Pesa account details of the suspect to confirm the transactions and record statements of the key witnesses said to be residents of Kisumu County where the suspect was arrested.

The court also heard that other suspects implicated in the scam are still at large.

Magistrate Muthoni Nzibe allowed the application and detained the suspect for a period of three days to allow the police conclude investigations.

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