Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) detectives on Friday, June 4 arrested three more suspects in the KSh200 million fake jobs syndicate.
Among the suspects were Senior Sergeant Jackson Mureithi Manyara and Corporal Zachary Kimathi Cosmas, “Prison officers believed to have been recruited by the main suspect Grace Nyamohanga.”
Their target being job seekers eyeing government positions, Mureithi reportedly swindled KSh19 Million from 74 jobseekers, while his counterpart Cosmas conned 20 jobless Kenyans of their KSh5.7 million.
The third suspect identified as Peter Ngere Githu, based in Juja, Kiambu County, walked away with KSh16 million from about 50 job seekers.
All these with the promise of helping desperate jobless Kenyans acquire lucrative jobs in various parastatals, including key government security agencies.
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Their arrest follows the surrender of the syndicate’s mastermind Senior Sergeant Grace Nyamohanga, on May 23 after DCI unmasked her.
From numerous reports made at the DCI, the suspect reportedly made about KSh200 million in about 10 months from the “business.”
In one outstanding case, a woman from Kiambu County lamented losing more than KSh800,000 to the prison warder’s syndicate. She had been promised jobs at the National Hospital Insurance Fund, Nairobi Metropolitan Services, and Kenya Ports Authority, for her children.
“She was also offered appointment letters inviting her respective children to the said institutions, to take up positions that had allegedly fallen vacant,” DCI said.
Nasra allegedly took her victim on a wild goose chase, postponing the “reporting dates” on the pretext that COVID-19 restrictions was defraying the calendar.
In an almost believable job “recruitment” process, the operators would even offer a tour site of the “new” working places to the “recruits.”
DCI noted one such instance, where the operators took some job seekers to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, for a site visit at their “would-be place of work.” This was after being issued with fake recruitment letters, throwing them into an ecstatic mood.
The three will be arraigned in court on Monday(June 7), alongside Grace Nyamohanga and Masiaga Slyvester.
DCI said that they will be charged with obtaining money by false pretenses, making documents without authority, altering false documents & conspiracy to defraud among other charges.