KDF officer charged for lying he had lost his job ID


A Kenya Defence Forces officer has been charged with giving police false information that he had lost military ID card.

Francis Etemesi Lumumba is accused of informing police corporal Emma Sigilai that he had lost his military identity card, which information he new or believed to false.

It is alleged his information his information caused the said officer to record the same in the occurrence book which she ought not have done if the true state of facts respecting which such information was given had been known to her.

He is alleged to have committed the offence on 1st October at Ngong police station in Ngong within Kajiado county.

Lumumba is further charged with being in possession of public stores.

The court heard the accused was found keeping public store namely a pair of combat shorts, a pair of KDF tracksuits, one jacket of KDF tracksuits, one jangle bag and one pair of military boots the property of Kenya Defence Forces suspected to be stolen or unlawfully obtained.

This offence was allegedly committed on 16th October at Kariobangi South civil servants house in Nairobi.

He denied the charges before Principal Magistrate Helen Onkwani who released him on a cash bail of Sh 400,000.

The case will be mentioned on 13th of November.

The accused had told the court to grant him lenient bail terms saying that he was arrested on Tuesday 22nd and had been tortured by police causing him injuries that resulted in him urinating blood

However the police provided medical records to show the accused had been treated at Mbagathi for infections and informed the court that he can be taken for follow ups and medical report be availed to court.

The court further heard that the accused was in custody legally as the investigating officer had been granted custodial orders.

The court directed that he be taken to hospital again and a report be availed in court.