A man was arrested for masquerading as a barmaid and robbing clients in Siaya county on Monday night.
Michael Obiero, 30, was arrested after a patron became suspicious of his physique and raised the alarm.
He had worked at the bar for two days and identified himself as Brenda, the patron said.
Obiero had reportedly been sharing a hotel room with two barmaids at Usenge market.
He could not conceal his identity after the arrest as police required him to strip for an inspection.
He explained that he is transgender.
Bondo Deputy County Commissioner Samson Akatch said the matter was under investigation.
Akatch said the owner of the bar would be summoned to explain failure to vet all employees.
He said all administrators in the area had been asked to vet people including tenants, fishermen, wife inheritors and motorcycle operators.