A man who impersonated a Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) official has been charged for conning a father Kshs.470,000 in the guise of securing a job for his daughter.
Mark Njihia impersonated Major Lihenzero Victor Kirima of Directorate of Military Intelligence and pretended he could secure the girl a job in the military.
He is alleged to have received part of the amount outside the KDF’s National Defence College in Karen as payment for “facilitation.”
Njihia was charged with using an identity card belonging to another person. He is also accused of using the person’s ID card to register a SIM card for a mobile phone with Safaricom Limited without the owner’s permission.
Njihia is a serial conman as he is also accused of having used the number to allegedly defraud other members of the public.
Kibera Chief Magistrate Ann Mwangi granted him a Kshs.300,000 bond with an alternative cash bail of Ksh.50,000.
A number of members of the public easily fall prey to conmen during KDF and Kenya Police Service recruitments. Currently the government is re-registering mobile phone numbers in bid to reduce misuse of the same for criminal purposes.