Police in Nairobi have impounded a Range Rover vehicle believed to belong to controversial city politician and former Starehe parliamentary hopeful Steve Mbogo.

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The vehicle was impounded on Friday afternoon over what police attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) claim is having the wrong registration number plate.

In a tweet, the DCI said that the registration number displayed on the fuel guzzler belongs to a Toyota Probox.

"Upon carrying out preliminary investigations, the vehicle number plates were found to belong to a Probox,” reads the tweet.

The police now believe that the white luxury car fraudulently acquired the number plate, KCL 830A, adding that its duty fee was not paid.

The revelation comes barely a week after the DCI announced that they were looking for 10 vehicles which are under registration for unknown purposes.

The vehicles are 3 Toyota Double Cabins, 5 Toyota Prados and a Land Cruiser truck.

Mbogo sought the seat on the opposition's Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party ticket, before losing to Chares Njagua Kanyi alias 'Jaguar' of the ruling Jubilee Party.

Mbogo is not new to legal issues and was earlier in the year in trouble after he was spotted donning military regalia and carrying an automatic gun at the Dusit D2 terror attack scene, in Westlands, Nairobi.