Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have brought an end to a fake job racket operating in Nairobi.
In a post on their social media pages on Tuesday, February 11, the DCI announced that it had reined in on two suspects who were in the process of duping Kenyans who had responded to the job adverts.
The victims are reported to have been on their way to the interviews scheduled by the suspected fraudsters unaware that they were in the process of being scammed.
“Two fraud suspects found conducting interviews on non-existing jobs at Interfina Building at the intersection between Ronald Ngala and Tom Mboya Streets in Nairobi, were today arrested by detectives based in Kamukunji and several materials being used in the gyp confiscated,” the DCI announced.
The two suspects identified as Faith Ndunge and Wendy Mueni were the faces behind the non-existing employment agency.
The DCI announced that the suspects had published a call for job applications in one of the local newspapers.
The respondents then made their way to the agency at Interfina Building with their application forms, with the hopes of securing the jobs before the detectives swooped in.
“Unaware of the con trick, a number of unsuspecting members of the public who were responding to an advert alert in a daily newspaper had made their way to the venue with their filled application forms,” the DCI informed.
The sleuths further intimated that they had recovered an assortment of documents including application forms, appointment forms, interview schedules, and photocopies of identity cards.
Also recovered at the scene of the crime were receipt books and thousands of cash in Kenya shillings.
The DCI indicated that both suspects had been booked in cells as further investigations continue.