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Ex-soldier arrested while attempting to defraud army job-seekers KSh180,000

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A former Kenya Defence Force (KDF) officer was on Tuesday, February 16 evening arrested for allegedly defrauding Kenyans in an army recruitment con game.

Washington Mutinda was arrested at Mlolongo’s Gallas Resort in Machakos County, when he was just about to defraud money from two unsuspecting Kenyans.

The ex-soldier was ambushed by DCI detectives and military police corporals acting on a tip-off.

The sleuths confiscated two forged calling letters from the ongoing KDF recruitment exercise and KSh180,000.

The suspect had masqueraded as a senior commander in the Kenya Defense Forces, and actively in the line of duty,” DCI says. “Investigations have since been initiated to verify the authenticity of the calling letters, their source and other accomplices that may be involved in the malpractice.”

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KDF, through the Department of Defense, on January warned Kenyans to beware of criminals who are selling fake recruitment calling letters.

KDF said that genuine calling letters are free and can only be issued at respective recruitment centres.

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