Conman who allegedly scammed job seekers with foreign jobs arrested

Detectives have arrested a  notorious fraudster  accused of conning unsuspecting youths  with the promise of securing them employment in Qatar.

In a statement, the DCI said the suspect, Joseph Kipkoech Keino, has been obtaining money from desperate job seekers with a fake promise of helping the secure employment in Qatar.

Joseph Kipkoech Keino was arrested on Monday afternoon by DCI detectives and is set to be arraigned in court today.

Police did not disclose how many people conned and how much money he had obtained, only saying he will be charged with obtaining money by false pretense.

The number of Kenyans seeking employment in the Middle East particularly the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Dubai has been on the rise over the years.

Many of the job seekers are vulnerable youth who have been lured by the promise of lucrative jobs and a chance to escape unemployment in Kenya.

Some have fallen victim to fraudsters and unscrupulous recruitment agencies who take advantage of their gullible and desperate situations to con them.

Meanwhile, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji is investigating a case where fraudsters have been conning the public of money with promises of allocating them land that belongs to the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

In a press statement on Monday, Mr Haji said that he will ensure that he brings to book staff  of Makonze Society and Kamulu Self Help Group.

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