14 March 2019

Kenya: Police Thought They Had Arrested a Woman, Except Something Didn't Add Up

Police in Lamu got the shock of their lives on Tuesday night when a 'female' suspect they had arrested turned out to be man.

A local chief had alerted officers on patrol in Kashmir area that a 'girl' with suspicious character had been spotted in one of the houses in the neighbourhood.

The officers visited the house and managed to arrest a person who was wearing females clothes.

The said suspect identified herself to officers as Farida Chemutai aged 24 years.

According to neighbours, the suspect had moved into the neighbourhood recently and not much information was known 'her'.

At the police station, officers found out that the suspect is man whose name is Mutuku Nzambia from Kithuku location, Makueni county.

During questioning he revealed that he was invited to Lamu by his friend named Zainab Wambua.

The friend is yet to meet him since he arrived in the island.

A man who was living with him, who police believe is the owner of the house, managed to escape after seeing police officers. He has been identified as Idris Kororo.

Mutuku is being detained in custody pending further interrogation.

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