Man arrested with fake public officer IDs charged in Nairobi


A man arrested with different Identification Cards (IDs) portraying his as a public officer has been charged before a Nairobi court.

Moses Muigai Ngugi was charged with obtaining money by false pretenses, personating a public officer and 18 counts of making false IDs.

In the first count, Ngugi is alleged to have obtained Sh 300,000 from one Nicolina Mulama by falsely pretending that he was in a position to process a Kenyan citizenship for her husband, Kelvin Misfield.

The accused is alleged to have committed the offense on diverse dates between 24th and 27th October 2017 at City Centre in Nairobi jointly with others not before court.

He faced another count of personating a public officer by falsely presenting himself as a National Security Intelligence officer and was in a position to process a citizenship document for Misfield.

In the charges of making documents without authority, Ngugi is accused of making four National Security Intelligence Service Cards (NSIS), a Kenya Bureau of Standard (KEBs) Identification card, six Ethics and Anti-corruption commission (EACC) identity cards, five Immigration Department identity cards and Two Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) identity cards.

The accused is said to have made all the above IDs in his name on unknown dates with the republic of Kenya with intent to deceive.

He denied the charges before Senior Principal Magistrate Martha Mutuku who granted him a bond of Sh 1 million and one surety of a similar amount or alternative cash bail of Sh 500,000.

The matter will be mentioned on 17th August heard on 26th September 2018.