Two Arrested for Impersonating KDF Officers – Video

Two people were on Monday arrested in Eldoret for impersonating Kenya Defense Forces officers with claims to offer jobs.

The two suspects allegedly conned an unsuspecting individual with promises of offering her KDF jobs.

They were nabbed in possession of a medical certificate and an admission letter directing her to report to Moi Barracks Recruits Training School in Eldoret on November 27 this year.

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The Uasin Gishu county Police Commander, Johnston Ipara, warned Kenyans to look out for conmen impersonating government officers.

This comes just months after a 32-year-old man was arrested for impersonating a National Intelligence Service officer.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the suspect, Ambrose Nesta Makokha, had impersonated a NIS officer at Industrial Area Police Station in order to interrogate a prisoner.

The suspect reportedly produced a fake NIS ID to the OCS as he tried to seek permission to see the prisoner. He was immediately arrested and the fake ID confiscated.


In June 2019, another suspect was arrested for impersonating a KDF officer in Gilgil after attempting to con a woman of Sh720,000.

He had identified himself as a KDF Captain to the woman who was seeking employment for her son in the military.

In January, a KDF officer, who was sacked from the military in 2018, was arrested in Lamu for impersonation. The suspect, Hassan Ali Wario, 36, had identified himself at Kiunga Police Station as a Kenya Navy officer, seeking for some information.

Officers on duty detained him and upon further investigations, it was discovered he had been fired from the military but was still in possession of a KDF identification card, which he was supposed to have surrendered.

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