Two arrested for impersonating army personnel


Two people have been arrested in Kirinyaga County for impersonating army personnel.

The two were nabbed trying to solicit funds from the public in the name of making submissions to the army.

“They had demanded a monetary package of Ksh100 000 from two hopeful recruitees,” said Kirinyaga County police commander Joseph Nthenge.

According to the police boss, it was not the first time such a case had been reported, adding that the public often falls for such sly impersonators.

“If anyone has ever given money in the hopes of being recruited into the army, report to us,” he said.

Mr Nthenge added that the recruitment of army personnel was a public process and urged the public to be on the lookout for such opportunities.

At the same time, the police boss criticized the management of coffee factories in the county for what he termed as failing to curb theft of coffee in the factories.

“We spoke to the management about allowing police officers to man the area but they failed to follow our directives,” he said.

According to Mr Nthenge, more than 60 bags of coffee worth about Ksh.1.8 million were stolen on the night of November 12th, 2016 from Ragati Coffee Factory.

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