Nairobi: KDF Officer Convicted to five years behind bars for Abuse of the Recruiting Process

After being found guilty of fraudulent recruitment techniques, a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officer was handed a sentence of five years and eight months in jail on Friday.

Major Ibrahim Juma Wasike was sentenced after being found guilty on two counts in a court martial that took place at Lang’ata Barracks and was presided over by Makadara Law Courts Principal Magistrate Agnes Wahito.

“The first count is gaining by false pretense contrary to section 313 of the criminal code and committing a civil offense in violation of section 133 (1) (b) of the KDF Act. According to the KDF, Major Wasike was found guilty on this count of conspiring with Job Lukale Maina, also known as Joseph Adiedo Mola, to get Ksh. 100,000 in cash from Mr. Colley Njeru under the false pretense that he was in a position to enlist Mr. Kevin Gitonga Munene into the KDF during the recruitment drive in February 2021.

“On the second count, the accused was found guilty of collaborating with Job Lukale Maina alias Joseph Adiedo Mola for taking Ksh. 60,263 via M-Pesa from Mr. Colley Njeru on the false pretext that he was in a position to recruit Mr. Kevin Gitonga Munene into the KDF during the February 2021 recruitment drive.”

The sentence of two years and ten months on each count, which will run concurrently, was given to Major Wasike with 21 days to appeal.

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