- A junior police officer claimed the Deputy IG stole his wife and has been threatening him.
- National Police Serivce says the reports were misinformed and an attempt to tarnish the senior’s name.
The National Police Service (NPS) has rubbished claims that Deputy Inspector General of police Edward Mbugua was caught up in a love triangle.
A local media outlet which has earned disrepute for sensational reporting and ‘lodging stories’ had misreported that Mbugua had “stolen” a junior officer’s wife.
The police officer also claimed that he received a call from “his boss” threatening him to keep away from his wife or face dire consequences.
“The man who took my wife called me and introduced himself as my boss then further revealed that he is the Deputy Inspector General of Police. I didn’t believe it because I did not expect someone of Mbugua’s calibre to threaten his junior as he did,” the officer reportedly said.
NPS defends Deputy IG
Through a statement, the service has dismissed the claims, saying the Deputy IG was not contacted for his comment on the same.
“We find this reporting very malicious, ill-willed and meant to assassinate the character of the senior officer. The motivation remains unclear,” read part of the statement.
Furthermore, they urged the media to shun such misinformed reporting.
“Kenyans are urged to ignore the said sensational online media reporting. We also urge media to exercise professionalism in reporting that has the potentiality of character assassination,” NPS added.