Man charged with defrauding job seekers Sh2.4mn » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 13 – A middle-aged man has been charged with defrauding six job seekers of 2.4 million shillings after claiming he was able to recruit them into the police department.

Nelson Mukara Sechere, who was arraigned in Milimani court, faced two counts of forgery and uttering a false document contrary to law.

“You are charged that on an unknown date and at an unknown location within the Republic of Kenya, with intent to defraud, you forged a National Police Service female file number (National Police Service Recruitment Letter national police) claiming to be a national police service female case number for Naibel. Sharon Chemtai,” read part of the indictment.

Nelson is also accused of falsely uttering a fake National Police female file number claiming it was an authentic document from Naibel Sharon Chemtai to Ashley Ayuma.

According to court documents, the accused alerted complainant Ashley Ayuma that he was able to secure recruitment slots at the Kiganjo National Police Academy after showing her several recruitment documents.

“He then told him that for this to happen, each recruit had to donate Ksh 400,000 to meet this process because the recruits were already in college.” Read part of the police report.

The report went on to say that the complainant was convinced that she had contacted her uncle in the village to provide him with the names of people who needed to be recruited into the police service.

His uncle then gave him six names and the accused demanded Sh2.4M.

He pleaded not guilty and was released on cash bail of 50,000 shillings.

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