In Summary
  • One of the victims said he had been conned Sh400, 000.
  • The suspect was also arrested with copies of fake recruitment letters with a KDF seal.

Police in Eldoret have arrested a 26-year-old man, who is alleged to have conned desperate youths eager to join the Kenya Defence Force (KDF) and recovered Sh726, 000 cash money from the suspect.

The suspect, Augustine Wambugu was arrested in a hotel in Eldoret town where he was soliciting money on pretense he was facilitating KDF recruitment.

Confirming the arrest, Eldoret West OCPD Samuel Mutunga said the man had been posing as a senior KDF officer in the rank of Major and capable of enlisting young men and women in the military.

Mr Mutunga said police officers received a tip off from the members of the public, who had fallen victim of his trap.

He said Mutunga said police and military police officers from Moi Barracks, Eldoret who laid a trap and arrested the suspect.


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