Fifty-five KDF recruits who had presented fake admission letters were arrested when they reported to the KDF camp, Kamagut recruits training school (RTS) in Eldoret.
They claimed that they received the letters from fraudsters.
Brigadier Muteti, Chief recruiting officer confirmed the arrests and said the suspects had been put to police custody.
A section of suspects who were arrested as they said to RTS with pretend calling letters and one fraudster alleged to have been accumulating cash from unsuspecting dad and mom masquerading as “a boss in KDF”.
As the profitable recruits to the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) reported to RTS on the third day, desperate job-seekers who resorted to unorthodox means also tried to document with their pretend documents but their tries proved futile after they have been smoked out through hawk-eyed KDF officers.
One suspect showed up accompanied via 12 contributors of one household with fake calling documents notwithstanding not having undergone via the recruitment technique used to choose appropriate recruits.
Joseph Onyancha, a preacher in Nairobi’s Rongai vicinity claimed he used to be duped via a neighbor who connected him with a lady whose identify he only identified as Susan who satisfied him to locate 12 young men and women beneath the age of 26 years to be part of the forces.
He said his spouse and children back home in Nyamira raised up to Sh3.5m to facilitate the ‘recruitment’ of the 12 viable candidates, and in turn, they have been issued with calling letters to file to RTS. It however, dawned on them that they had been duped into parting with such a large quantity of cash for worthless ‘calling letters’ as they stepped at RTS only to be placed beneath custody.
One different man from Navakholo in Kakamega said he bought a piece of his land to pay for his son to be a part of KDF. He stated he was once duped by means of a broker, who was once also arrested, who convinced him that it was once near not possible to be a part of KDF thru the due procedure without parting with a bribe.
Brigadier Muteti said it was once unfortunate that a giant variety of Kenyans continue to fall prey to conmen who defraud them promising to join their relatives into KDF throughout recruitment exercises, adding that those observed with pretend letters would unluckily have to face the law.
The reporting workout is predicted to give up on April sixteen with over 3000 recruits predicted to endure a nine-month rigorous training.
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