•EACC said that at the time of the arrest, two other victims who were about to pay Sh500,000 each for the fake KDF recruitment letters were intercepted
•EACC said the suspected is believed to have perpetrating the act for quite some time going into a number of years
A man has been arrested for allegedly extorting the public by selling fake Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) recruitment letters.
He was arrested by officials from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission after complaints from residents in Central region.
According to a statement by EACC, the man who was arrested in Sagana on Thursday was allegedly selling the letters for amounts ranging between Sh400,000 and Sh500,000.
“In one case, the suspect had asked for Sh450,000 from the complainant who paid Sh300,000 on September 11, 2023 and was issued with the fake recruitment letter,” the EACC statement reads on Saturday.
“The complainant was to pay the balance on September 15, 2023 in order to be “cleared to sign all remaining admission forms” in readiness for "direct recruitment" to KDF,” it adds.
The anti-graft commission said that at the time of the arrest, two other victims who were about to pay Sh500,000 each for the fake KDF recruitment letters were intercepted.
EACC said the suspected is believed to have perpetrated the act for quite some time going into a number of years.
This was due to the fact that several other complaints had been received by the commission from victims who had allegedly been defrauded by the suspect.
Some of those who have come out claiming they lost millions of shillings to the suspect in pursuit of admission for their sons and daughters to KDF or other security forces.
EACC is now calling on any other people with related allegations against the suspect to report to the nearest offices for further investigations and action.