A police officer charged with threatening to kill his ex-wife, Grace, and her new husband alleges that the guy who took his wife is Deputy Inspector General *IG)of Police Edward Mbugua.
According to Wycliffe Ombede, a police officer who broke down in tears while telling his ordeal, he received a call from a man who disguised himself as his supervisor (IG) and instructed him to stay away from his wife or face terrible repercussions.
“The man who took my wife called me and introduced himself as my boss then further revealed that he is the Deputy Inspector General (IG) of Police. I didn’t believe it because I did not expect someone of Mbugua’s calibre to threaten his junior as he did,” Ombede said.
He said that the caller went ahead and threatened him that he should stop calling his ex-wife forthwith or face serious consequences.
“I’m calling to let you know that the girlfriend of yours is now my wife and you should keep off from her,” Ombede reported.
He claimed Mbugua added; “You are a junior officer so I want you to keep off completely. I have cleared her dowry from her parents so keep off her or I will deal with you,” he added.
Since meeting her in Mombasa in 2008, when she was in Form 4 at Sacred Hearts Secondary School, the officer who is reportedly threatening his ex-wife claims he has spent over Ksh1M paying for her education at KMTC and her lifestyle.
“She was from a poor family so I financed her studies in medicine,” he lamented.
He claims after her graduation, he paid Ksh150, 000 as dowry to officially marry her. Our efforts to reach DIG Mbugua for a comment on this claim was unsuccessful as he did not respond to our text message.
In their response, The NP Service distanced the police boss from the allegations that have taken social media by a storm, terming the reports as distasteful and malicious.
“The National Police Service has taken note of some distasteful, malicious and unprofessional reporting appearing online and attributed to some media houses linking a senior police officer to some love triangle involving a junior officer and his wife.”
The statement read in part.
The Service further advised members of the public to ignore the reports, that they have strongly termed as ill-motivated.
“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,” the statement read further.