Former Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) commandant Michael Remi Ngugi is dead.
Ngugi died at a Nairobi hospital where he was admitted after a long ailment.
He was dismissed from service alongside former Rift Valley police boss John M’mbijiwe in connection to the controversial police impostor Joshua Karianjahi Waiganjo is dead.
“Yes he succumb to illness over the weekend.” A senior police officer who cannot be named speaking on behalf of Ngugi’s family said.
Ngugi was dismissed from service and charged while serving in the rank of the defunct Deputy Commissioner of Police.
Wainganjo’s case remains unresolved till to date.
Despite the ongoing judicial action, an eight member team probe report formed in 2013 failed to conclusively establish alleged Waiganjo’s culpability into the mysterious botched Baragoi security operation that killed over 40 policemen by the militia men.
He was accused of dismissing officers from service and redeploying others.
Besides using official police vehicles as well as flying in police choppers, he had been assigned a police driver.
The probe team then headed by former National Police Service Commission commissioner Mary Auma Owuor proposed further investigations be carried out.
However, the committee concluded that Waiganjo first masqueraded as a police officer ten years ago in Kitale as a police reservist in the rank of Inspector of police, later appeared in 2011 April purporting to be Senior Superintendent of Police, OCPD Tana Delta but his operations became conspicuous in 2012.
Waiganjo’s extensive access to police facilities and having overriding access to confidential police information was all blamed M’mbijiwe.
Former Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere whose exit from the police service was disgraced by Waiganjo’s exposee. However, he was absolved from any involvement despite claims that he was in the know.
The report recommended immediate retire or dismissal of; M’Mbijiwe and then Deputy Commissioner of Police Michael Remi Ngugi who at one time Commandant Anti Stock Theft Unit (ASTU).