Brian Mwenda’s problems appear to be far from done, with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Renson Ingonga ordering the Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome to investigate him for impersonating an Advocate.
Ingonga said in a statement on Saturday that Mwenda’s case had been widely publicized and that it was suspected identity theft.
According to the DPP, there has been an upsurge in the number of cases involving untrained individuals appearing as or pretending to be Advocates of the High Court of Kenya.
“In response to the increased cases of this nature, I have directed the Inspector General of the National Police Service (NPS) to undertake expedited comprehensive investigations in respect of the suspected case of identity theft of the said Brian Mwenda Ntwiga, among others, with the view to possible prosecution, upon criminal culpability being established,” the Director-General of Police (DPP) said.
Ingonga stated that once the inquiry file is received, he will conduct an independent evaluation of the facts, guided by the requirements of the Constitution, applicable statute provisions, and the ODPP Decision to Charge Guidelines, 2019, and issue necessary directives.
“We shall give an update on this matter as and when the resultant inquiry file is received by the ODPP,” he told reporters.
Mwenda was arrested by the Law Society of Kenya Nairobi Branch Rapid Action Team (RAT) on Thursday on false pretenses charges.
When RAT got public complaints about his fraudulent operations, he was caught.
He is not an advocate and does not have a license to practice law in Kenya, according to LSK documents.