A man who has been conning hundreds of youth in Kilifi with a fake promise of recruiting them into KDF arrested

A man who has been conning hundreds of youth in Kilifi with a fake promise of recruiting them into KDF arrested

BY CORRESPONDENT,KILIFI,1ST APRIL 2018-Police in Kilifi have arrested a man who is  suspected to have conned youth million of shillings  promising to recruit them into the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).

The suspect was arrested on Sunday at a hotel in Malindi Town.

According to Mtwapa OCPD  Joseph Muriuki ,the suspect is the ring leader of a syndicate that has been operating in Mombasa and Kilifi counties.

He said he  has been pretending to be a Kenya Navy officer.

“We started pursuing him when we received several complaints from victims; some had sold their land and given him the money to secure the jobs,” said Mr Muriuki.

The OCPD said majority of the victims had participated in the KDF recruitment.

Mr Muriuki said police have launched a manhunt of the other members of the gang.

“We are aware that he has not been operating alone. We are interrogating him to divulge more information regarding his accomplices,” said the police chief, adding that the suspect would be taken to court on Tuesday.

He said five people have already identified the suspect as the man who conned them.

“Among those who came forth are parents of the conned youth,” Mr Muriuki added.

 

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