In a statement, EACC said they arrested the suspect on Thursday, September 14 at Sagana and to the EACC Central Regional Offices in Nyeri.
“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 KDF recruitment letters, for amounts ranging from Ksh. 400,000- 500,000,” said EACC.
At the time of the arrest, the Commission intercepted two other victims who were about to pay Kes. 500,000 each for the fake KDF recruitment letters.
Further, EACC said the suspect had asked for Kes. 450,000 from a complainant in one of the cases.
The complainant received a fake recruitment letter after paying Ksh.300,000 on September 11, 2023.
“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,” stated the Commission.
Additionally, EACC revealed it has received several other complaints after 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,” added EACC.
Further, the commission said the suspect might have engaged in such activities for years.
Also, EACC appealed to people with related allegations against the suspect to contact or visit the commission’s nearest office.
EACC Last KDF Recruitment Arrest
In August, the EACC arrested two suspects of graft related to the KDF recruitment after a complainant lost thousands in a bribery incident.
In a statement, the Commission revealed that an unidentified man lost Ksh. 250,00 to two men who had promised him a sure recruitment after payment of the amount.
“EACC on Tuesday arrested two civilians namely Salim Mohamed Shekue and Fredrick Hamisi Baya, who had solicited and received Kes. 250,000 from the complainant as an inducement to facilitate his recruitment and admission to the Kenya Defense (KDF) during the ongoing recruitment,” the statement read.
The suspects were apprehended at Magarini in Kilifi County and escorted to EACC Malindi Regional Offices where they were processed.
EACC promised to monitor the recruitment process to prevent repeat of such incidences.
Also, the Commission has urged members of the public to desist from such corrupt practices and report any suspected incidents to EACC through Toll-Free No. 1551.