Mysterious witness was charged eight times under different aliases

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Dennis Ngengi Muigai speaking to journalists at Kabati. PHOTO: COURTESY

Authorities say the man who became a sensation after appearing in accident scenes in Nakuru and Thika as a witness has been charged eight times under different identities in different parts of the country.

Zipo.co.ke has learnt that Dennis Muigai Ngengi has been charged for different crimes under different names in Naromoru, Nkubu, Kiganjo, Mweiga, Rumuruti, Meru and Baricho, on different dates since 1998.

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Mr Dennis Muigai Ngengi who appeared in accident scenes in Nakuru and Thika as a witness. It has emerged that he has been charged eight times under different names in different parts of the country. PHOTO: NATION MEDIA GROUP

A report sent to the Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro by┬áP Ndunda, the Registrar of Criminal records, shows that a Ngengi’s fingerprints has been linked to varied cases including stealing, giving false information, impersonation, assault and obtaining money by false pretence.

He was also once charged with malicious damage to property although the reports which shows the eight charges do not reveal results of the trials.

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Report indicated that Mr Ngengi was charged under the aliases Alex Musyoka, Martin Githaiga, Martin Mutangilu, Francis Theuri, Charles Karanja Mwangi, Anthony Waweru and Francis Karanja Mwaniki.

The ‘super witnesser’ as he has been nicknamed, was nabbed in Ruiru in Kiambu County last Friday, three days after he appeared on live television, claiming to have witnessed the accident at Kabati along the Thika-Sagana highway, in which Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru died.

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Three weeks earlier, Ngengi was at the scene of a helicopter crash in Lake Nakuru that claimed fives lives adding that he was a ‘State pilot’ and friend to the the pilot in the said crash.