A former female Sub-chief was apprehended in Gatundu, Kiambu County, where she was operating an unlawful advocate’s office and soliciting money from the public while claiming to defend them in court.
The former administrator was caught after a combined operation in the town by members of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and police from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), who retrieved a number of documents from unsuspecting clients.
On Friday, Nairobi regional LSK spokesman Stephen Mbugua said the suspect was discovered with chief’s stamps, despite having retired as Ituru sublocation assistant chief two years ago.
Also recovered were land sale agreements, title deeds and succession documents which were seized as exhibits by DCI officers who are set to arraign the suspect in court.
Mbugua expressed regret that a former government officer was operating the institution without a license and cautioned the public against falling prey to quacks.
According to Gatundu LSK spokesman Gitari Njoroge, the suspect appears to be utilizing her contacts as a former administrator to dupe unsuspecting members of the public out of their money.