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Police Constable arrested for obtaining by false pretense.

A police constable based at Kiasuni has on Wednesday August 19 been arrested following an incident where he is suspected to have conned a lady of a substantial amount of money.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations DCI, PC Edward Mwaniki Kibachia had pretended that he was capable of securing two relatives of the lady Job vacancies during the Kenya prisons recruitment held in 2017.

His arrest follows conclusion of an inquiry by DCI Likoni where it was recommended that the officer be charged with the offence of obtaining money by false pretenses contrary to Sec 313 of the Penal Code.

If found guilty Mwaniki will be liable to an imprisonment term of three years.

According to Chapter 63 of the Penal Code section 313 states “Any person who by any false pretense, and with intent to defraud, obtains from any other person anything capable of being stolen, or induces any other person to deliver to any person anything capable of being stolen, is guilty of a misdemeanor and is liable to imprisonment for three years.”

He is set to be arraigned in Court Wednesday August 19.