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Fake ‘Nation’ editor arrested for attempt to extort CID boss

Police have arrested a man posing as Nation journalist in Langata.

Langata Directorate of Criminal Investions (DCI) chief Ms Fatuma Hadi said that the suspect went to the police station on Monday and introduced himself as a senior reporter and editor at the Nation Media Group.

He claimed to have information that would potentially portray officers from the station in bad light.

Asked to identify himself, Mr Derrick Davis Ogayo produced staff ID card purported to have been issued by Nation Media Group and a business card.

“We are investigating a case of impersonation contrary to section 382 of the Penal Code,” the DCIO said.

Ms Hadi also said that the suspect would be charged with giving false information to a police officer.

Investigations revealed that Mr Ogayo was once an intern in the Media Relations Department at Parliament but has never worked for any media house.

Police contacted the NMG administration who confirmed that the suspect was not an employee of NMG and that the cards were fake.