Warrant of arrest issued to officer holding passport of conned foreigner

BY PRUDENCE WANZA – Court has issued warrant of arrest to a Police Officer accused of withholding a passport belonging to a foreigner who is a complainant in a case of defrauding of Ksh.150m by Kenyan Nationals.


 Principal Magistrate Hellen Onkwani issued the warrant after the officer, Mike Maya, attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) failed to appear in court to explain why he is holding the passport.


The magistrate ordered that the warrant be effected by the Nairobi DCI commander, Bernard Nyakwaka.


The complainant, Damir told court that his travel documents were confiscated by police during investigations after he filed a complaint that he was allegedly defrauded Ksh.150m by two Kenyans claiming they could sell him Masai artefacts and processed tea.The two Kenyans have already been charged in court.


Damir had on Monday told the court that he was willing to abide by any conditions set by the court for the release of his documents.


The holding of his passport by the police without a court order or an explanation was unlawful,inhuman and degrading treatment.


The matter will be mentioned on Friday, July 19 to access whether the officer has been arrested and passport has been deposited before court.

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