Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Man arrested selling fake KDF recruitment papers

EACC detectives have arrested one Patrick Njue for allegedly selling fake Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) recruitment letters in exchange for money.

In one instance, the suspect had demanded Ksh 450,000 from a victim who ended up paying Ksh 300,000 and was to clear the balance on 15th September in order to be cleared to sign all the fake forms.

Two more victims were intercepted by the EACC detectives just as they were about to pay Ksh 500,000 each for the documents.

“Following investigations into complaints received from members of the public in Central Kenya, EACC has arrested one Patrick Njue who has allegedly been extorting money from members of the public by selling fake Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) recruitment letters, for amounts ranging from Kes. 400,000- 500,000.

He was arrested in Sagana on Thursday and processed at the EACC Central Regional Office in Nyeri. In one case, the suspect had asked for Kes. 450,000 from the complainant who paid Kes.300,000 on 11th September, 2023, and was issued with the fake recruitment letter.

The complainant was to pay the balance on 15th September 2023 in order to be “cleared to sign all remaining admission forms” in readiness for “direct recruitment” to KDF. At the time of the arrest, EACC intercepted two other victims who were about to pay Kes. 500,000 each for the fake KDF recruitment letters.

Following the arrest of the suspect, the Commission has received several other complaints from victims who have allegedly lost millions of shillings to the suspect in pursuit of admission of their sons and daughters to KDF or other security forces.

He is believed to have engaged in such activities for years. Any person with related allegations against the suspect may contact or visit the nearest EACC Office.” said EACC

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