By Ebi Kesiena
Police in Bungoma in Kenya’s western region have arrested three people for allegedly offering fake Kenya Defence Forces calling letters to youths.
Police said that a bishop from a church in Bungoma raised the alarm after two youths who unsuccessful sought induction into the army at Cheptais on September 5 were called by a strange mobile number and promised to offer them a chance in KDF.
The stranger later invited them to Kimilili town and issued them with KDF calling letters to report to the recruit training school in Eldoret.
The letters were fake.
The suspect instructed the two youths to bring Sh300,000 to secure a chance in KDF.
They reported the matter to DCI Cheptais and three occupants in a white Toyota were arrested at Chwele township as they were preparing to receive the bribe.
Upon a search of the vehicle, documents including five KDF calling letters, six fingerprint forms, two stamp pads, one military boot, five KDF joining application forms and two Kenya national identity cards were found.
However, Police noted that the suspects have been detained, placed in custody at Cheptais police station and the motor vehicle detained.