Makadara Law courts on Friday, December 16 issued a warrant of arrest against a retired Commissioner of Police Jabel Munene for obtaining money by false pretense.
The court directed Director Internal Affairs Unit and OCS Jogoo Road Police Station to trace the retired officer to answer to charges.
Munene while serving as the Staffing Officer at Nyanza Regional Police Commander’s office with another person who has already been charged with the same offense, obtained Sh400,000 from a member of the public pretending that they were in a position to enlist his son in the National Police Service in the last recruitment.
It happened that Wabwoba Kisumo who was a close friend of Munene, approached Lawrence Nyakebondo that he was in a position to secure his son’s chance during Police recruitment in March 2022 since he was highly connected to some senior Officers at Vigilance House.
Persuaded by the promise, Nyakebondo teamed up with Kisumo at the hotel cafe Deli behind Kencom House where he was introduced to Munene.
It was at this point that money exchanged hands, police investigations have shown.
However, the victim realized later it was a con game when his son failed to secure an admission letter to report to Kiganjo after the recruits had reported and commenced training.
Disappointed with the conduct of the two, Nyakebondo proceeded to Jogoo Road Police Station and filed a complaint against Munene and Kisumo.
Interestingly, OCS and his team after completing investigations only recommended criminal charges to the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) against Kisumo, a civilian who left Munene.
On the strength of ODPP directives, Kisumo was arrested and arraigned before Makadara Magistrate Court but Munene went scot free sparking outrage from Kisumo and the Complainant.
However, dissatisfied with the action taken by OCS Jogoo Road Police Station, Nyakebondo proceeded to Internal Affairs Unit and filed his complaint against Munene.
It was IAU after finalizing investigations that alerted ODPP that there was sufficient evidence to prosecute Mr. Munene for defrauding Mr. Nyakebondo.
IAU registered the case at Makadara Law courts on December 16, 2022, and immediately the prosecutions applied and obtained a warrant of arrest against the accused.
The accused is still at large.