A military impostor and two others have been arrested for obtaining money by false pretences in Kasarani, Nairobi.
The suspects were alleged to have been obtaining up to Sh350,000 from parents to have their children recruited into the military.
Upon arrest, the suspect wearing a military uniform with an insignia of a Major in the Kenya Defence Forces, confessed he was not a military officer.
Security Watch Africa reports that the three suspects were also found with a fake military calling letter on the recently concluded national recruitment for cadets.
It was gathered that the arrest followed complaints by some parents, who had been defrauded by the trio.
Nairobi Police boss, Augustine Nthumbi, said: “ Detectives at Kasarani, recovered fake calling letters to the Recruit Training School in Eldoret and military certificates of appointment.
Officers are investigating how the suspect acquired the military uniform, while also working to establish if there were more accomplices. We understand many people have been affected by similar tactics and lost money. ”
He urged victims to record statements with Police, adding that the suspects are expected in court on Monday to face charges of impersonation and obtaining money by false pretences.