Police Imposter Arrested At Inooro TV Live Interview

Police Imposter Arrested At Inooro TV Live Interview

A woman who pretended to be a police officer during an interview on Inooro TV on Wednesday has been detained by Kilimani Nairobi police.

In a complete police costume, Monica Wamaitha Gitau participated as a panelist on the Kikuyu station’s morning program.

Wamaitha is a prospective politician who is running for Woman Rep in Nairobi, according to a 

statement from the National Police Service (NPS).

“An ongoing interview at Inooro TV is hosting a purported uniformed female police officer as a panelist,

according to information shared with Kilimani Police Station’s police officers today.

“Police came to the TV station and, after questioning the interviewee’s reliability, arrested Wamaitha, a 

civilian, this is according to NPS.

According to Police Spokesperson Bruno Shioso, before leaving, Wamaitha claimed to have previously worked as an Administration Police Officer. The assertion has not yet been verified by authorities.

When asked why she was wearing a uniform today, Wamaitha responded since only a small percentage of Kenyans believed her the year prior when she claimed to be an officer on television.

“I said that I was a police officer and that I didn’t want to respond to queries like that today. 

She stated, “I wanted them to see me in uniform.

She continued by saying that Kenyans needed to see the work that female police undertake in order to stop denigrating them as mere uniformed women. 

I want them to view me as Monica, a public servant, and a leader.

Police have since called on media houses to carry out f due diligence when dealing with members of the service. The media and the public were also advised to liaise with the office of the Police Spokesperson or respective regional or county commanders before hosting officers.