Fake FBI agent to spend one year in prison - Daily Nation

Fake FBI agent to spend one year in prison

Thursday January 9 2014

Joshua Waiganjo at a Nyeri court on October 4, 2013. The court has accused probation officers of being the stumbling block in the sentencing of Joshua Waiganjo. FILE PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI |

Joshua Waiganjo at a Nyeri court on October 4, 2013. The court has accused probation officers of being the stumbling block in the sentencing of Joshua Waiganjo. FILE PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

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An American has been jailed for 13 months for pretending to be an FBI agent in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

Caleb Daniel Short on Wednesday admitted two counts of impersonation and behaving in a disorderly manner after being placed in police custody.

Acting Narok senior resident magistrate Allan Sitati jailed Short without the option of a fine. The imposter was arrested at the Sikinani gate of the world famous reserve on Monday driving a hired vehicle after he presented himself as an FBI agent to officers manning the entrance.

Chief prosecutor Simon Ihaji told the court that the American said he was conducting investigations in the game reserve and sought to be allowed in without paying requisite charges.

SUPPOSED TERRORIST MISSION

He claimed to have been on a mission to arrest a Mr Abu Hassan, whom he said was linked to terrorism in the United States.

But investigations conducted by the police established that the American was not an intelligence officer, as the US embassy in Nairobi was not aware of his presence.

He also admitted that on January 6, at Narok Police Station, he shouted and banged the reporting desk, causing unnecessary commotion.

A humbled Daniel was escorted to Narok GK Prison to start serving his jail term.

Police said Mr Daniel had legal papers allowing him to be in Kenya.