A KDF soldier has today been sent to jail after he was found guilty of engaging in recruitment malpractices.
The members of the court Martial led by Colonel Lucas Teimuge and Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Bernard Ochoi found Corporal Fred Kiptum Kiplagat guilty of obtaining money by false pretense, desertion from duty and issuing a fake KDF recruitment calling letter.
Corporal Fred Kiptum Kiplaga is said to have received Sh300,000 from Charles Kipkorir on 4th April 2021 after he promised him that he would have helped his son, Brian Kipkemoi, secure a job in the military.
He went ahead and received further and received Sh102,500 Brian Kipkemoi and issued him with a fake KDF calling letter.
He was slapped with 2 years in jail for receiving Sh300,000, another 2 years for receiving Sh102,500 and a 1year jail term for issuing a fake calling letter.
The officer was also found guilty of not reporting to work for at least 90 days without official leave.
"Corporal Kiptum was sentenced to a year in jail for issuing a fake calling letter to the complainant, an act he ought to have known constitutes a criminal offence and additional six months in prison for deserting his place of work for 90 days without official leave until his arrest on 3rd May 2021," KDF confirmed.
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