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Two civilians arrested in Kilifi after receiving Sh250,000 bribe for KDF job

Two civilians were on Tuesday arrested in Kilifi County for allegedly receiving a bribe to secure employment in the ongoing Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) recruitment.

The suspects were arrested by officers from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC).

In a statement, EACC said the two solicited and received Sh250,000 from a complainant whom they had made to believe that they were a position to secure him a job with KDF.

The duo was apprehended at Magarini in Kilifi County and escorted to EACC Malindi offices.

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“They were later booked at Malindi Police Station where they are currently detained pending further enforcement action,” EACC said.

The complainant is reported to have taken a bank loan of Sh250,000 to pay the demanded bribe.

He said the two suspects convinced that they would secure him his dream job in the military.

Following the incident, EACC has urged members of the public to desist from such corrupt practices and report any suspected incidents related to the ongoing recruitment exercise through toll-free number 1551.

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The nationwide recruitment exercise kicked off this week, with KDF warning members of the public being against giving out money in exchange for slots within the forces.

The Ministry of Defence also sent text messages to mobile subscribers warning them against fraudsters who are out to con them of their hard-earned cash with false promises of jobs in the military.

Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale further said he will ensure the recruitment exercise is free and fair.

The Ministry also asked members of the public to report any incidents of fraud to phone numbers; 0726419706/0726419709.

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