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Police impostor Ramji Patel arrested with vast arsenal

Detectives on Friday evening arrested a civilian who has been impersonating police officers.

A statement from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said Hirji Ramji Patel alias Harish Daria the suspect was nabbed in Parklands area.

“Detectives based at Gigiri arrested the suspect at Parklands in Nairobi, in whose possession assorted recoveries were also made,” the statement read in part.

He was found in possession of a Ceska pistol, 27 rounds of ammunition, two empty magazines, two walkie talkies, military smoke jacket, white bulletproof vest, pair of handcuffs, 25 rolls of suspected bhang and several badges among other items.

Mr Patel is currently held at the Gigiri police station and is expected to be arraigned in court on Monday.

The DCI said that the suspect “will be charged with among other charges, Extortion & Being in Possession of Government Stores.”