Benson Waziri Chacha charged with impersonating First Lady’s legal advisor to harass girlfriend’s ex.

Waziri Benson Masubo alias Benson Waziri Chacha in court where he denied impersonating the First Lady's legal advisor in order to threaten his girlfriend's ex-husband.PHOTO/Suek

Waziri Benson Masubo alias Benson Waziri Chacha who made headlines in 2018 for allegedly extorting MPs using the name of the then nominated MP Sabina Chege and having sexual relations with some of them is now in the limelight for using the First Lady’s office to harass his girlfriend’s ex-husband. 

Chacha is accused of presenting himself as a legal officer attached to the office of the First Lady Rachael Ruto and assumed to instruct the Nairobi Regional Criminal Investigation Officer, Peter Njeru Nthiga to arrest one Patrick Mwangi Kahuhua, the ex-husband to his girlfriend Caroline Ngima.

The accused is alleged to have committed the offence on 21st March 2024 at Riruta, Nairobi.

He denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Bernard Ochoi. 

The prosecution opposed his release on bail on grounds that he is at flight risk having jumped bail on another case. 

The court also heard that Chacha has no fixed place of abode and it would therefore be impossible to ensure his attendance in court once released on bail.

“There thus exist sufficient compelling reasons as established herein to deny the accused bail pending the hearing and determination of the instant criminal case against him,” said Chief Inspector John Kiprop. 

According to CI Kiprop, Chacha called the Nairobi RCIO and introduced himself as the legal advisor to the first lady.

He is alleged to have instructed the senior officer to take action against the occupants of motor vehicle KCU 521D make Toyota Passo in Riruta.

The officer added that upon confirmation from the office of the first lady that there was no such person working for her, the call was traced and Chacha was eventually arrested.

Investigations revealed that the said vehicle belongs to his girlfriend’s ex husband and Chacha was trying to use the police to harass and intimidate him to settle personal scores.

In response, Chacha told the court that he did not abscond since he had obtained leave from the court to be away because of an illness.

Considering the submissions by the parties, the magistrate ruled that there were compelling reasons to deny the accused bail since it is the first time he is appearing before him.

He granted him a bond of Sh 200,000 plus one surety of a similar amount. 

However, he was not given the option to pay cash bail because of his conduct and admission of absconding. 

In his 2018 case, the trial magistrate denied him bail after a warrant of arrest was issued against him for failure to attend court.