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Chief Inspector Charged with forging advocate certificate.

by Robert Guyana

A Chief Inspector of Police who allegedly pretended to be a lawyer has been charged at Milimani Law Courts.

David Ochieng’ Onyango appeared before Milimani Magistrate Zainab Abdul and denied several counts of giving false information to a person employed in the public Service ,impersonation,uttering false document,fraudulent acquisition of public property and Acting as an advocate without qualifications.

The court was informed that on unknown date n December ,2012 at Administration Police Service Headquarters at Jogoo House,Block (A) ,he informed Ms.Margret Karanja ,a person employed in the public Service ,as a police Officer that he is an advocate of the high court of Kenya knowing it was not true.

In the second count,Ochieng’ was charged with uttering a forged advocate certificate of admission to Ms. Karanja purporting it to be agenuine certificate issued by the Judiciary.

He faced another count of fraudulent acquisition of public property contrary to the law on diverse dates between August 2014 to June,2018 ,he is said to have acquired practicing allowances worth Sh 2,469,193 from the Government of Kenya.

He faced two more counts of acting as a lawyer being unqualified.

Through his lawyer Nick Omari,the accused pleaded with the court to be released n a favorable cash bail saying that Ochieng is a man of little means.

“The accused is a police officer and a man of humble earning and I request for a linient cash bail even if it is Sh 30,000,”added Omari.

The accused was released on Sh 500,000 cash bail or a bond of Sh 1M.

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