- After he lost his wallet, Mokaya reported the matter to the police and went home.
- He later saw social media posts saying a man by his name had been arrested while trying to steal a car.
- Mr Mokaya said he is yet to get back his wallet containing his identification card and other documents.
Kelvin Mokaya, a journalist, was shopping at Thika Road Mall in Nairobi on the afternoon of September 5 when he lost his wallet.
He reported the incident at the Kasarani Police Station and went home.
The man proceeded to his rural home a few days later and while there, he saw social media posts saying a man by his name had been arrested while trying to steal a car at the mall where he lost his wallet.
He came back to Nairobi and went to Kasarani Police Station over the matter.
Meanwhile, a man going by the same name was arraigned in Makadara and denied charges of attempted theft.
It later emerged that the suspect, whose real name is Evans Soita (not Soita Evans the advocate), had used Mr Mokoya’s ID to record a statement with the police after his arrest.
The court ordered Soita to post cash bail of Sh20,000 to secure his release.