Five suspects arrested for alleged labor recruitment fraud in Nairobi

Detectives from the Nairobi Regional Headquarters have arrested five suspects believed to be the masterminds of a fraudulent recruitment drive for overseas jobs in and around Nairobi.

A foreign national and four other people were arrested after receiving a public tip-off about the activities of two suspicious recruitment agencies.

Following the quick response of detectives, approximately 1,000 job applicants were saved from the suspects.

“The suspects’ only mission was to get their hard-earned money from them,” police said.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the National Employment Authority had termed the exercise as a scam.

Police said they are searching for three more people who managed to escape the police raid.

“The public is advised to remain alert and inform the police about such agencies for action,” said DCI chief Mohamed Amin.

The suspects were detained in Capitol Police cells ahead of their scheduled arraignment on Monday.

Thousands of innocent Kenyans are scammed annually in such campaigns amid a crackdown on vice.

In another incident, police officers arrested two suspects in the Mulot area of ​​Bomet County and confiscated copies of identity documents, SIM cards and other items believed to have been used to perpetuate the SIM swapping fraud.

The two were caught in the act after the suspect inadvertently registered an Airtel line for her alleged accomplice (Denis), who has been on the police’s radar for SIM swapping fraud.

The arrest comes amid complaints about rising SIM swapping cases in the country. The police have been carrying out operations to control crime that causes millions in losses.

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