A man who impersonated a DCI official has formally been charged in court.

Alexandria Kibet alias DT. Donald was on Monday arraigned at the Kabarnet Law Courts for allegedly defrauding a government official.

The suspect is alleged to have been masquerading as a police inspector attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters.

A police report indicates that he targetted his victims by pretending to be a wealthy individual driving high-end vehicles. 

He is accused of defrauding a government official identified as Zakayo Chirchir of Ksh. 2.9 million.

According to the charge sheet, Kibet was arrested on Sunday on his way to collect another Ksh. 300,000 from the complainant.

Previously, Kibet is said to have been sponsoring youth-related activities in Kabartonjo Ward.

On Monday, he was arraigned before Senior Principal Magistrate Paul Biwott and denied the charge.

  Baringo North DCI asked the court for seven days to complete investigations. 

The magistrate granted the request and directed that the accused remain in police custody.

The case will be heard on Monday next week.