Machakos Deputy governor, Bernard Kiala has come out to deny any wrongdoing after his vehicle was impounded by police on Tuesday.

The police accused Kiala of removing the vehicle’s green official plate KBY 032B and replacing it with a civilian one, KBG 266C. The move means there are two cars with similar number plates on the road.

The serious offense according to police, also means that the car has been used for non-government activities, which is illegal.

The Deputy governor defended himself citing security reasons for the replacement.

“Changing number plates is is a common practice in government for security reasons,” he said.

The vehicle was detained at Embakasi police station.