Army officer impersonator charged over Sh 900,000 bribe to influence recruitment

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Karani Amos Gichunge before a Nairobi court where he was charged with requesting a bribe and impersonation.

A man impersonating a military colonel has been charged with requesting a Sh900, 000 bribe to facilitate employment of two people to the Kenya Defense Forces (KDF).

Karani Amos Gichunge is accused of requesting the money from Titus Mwiti Jacob with promise that he was in a position to facilitate employment of his two sons into Kenya Defense Forces pursuant to recruitment exercise which took place between 2nd and 3rd December 2018. 

The accused is alleged to have committed the offence on diverse dates in the year 2018 within Nairobi County.

Gichunge is further charged with impersonating a KDF officer and receiving Sh 600,000 bribe from Jacob with a promise to facilitate his son’s to join the force. He also received Sh 69,800 and 20,100 through mpesa. 

The accused denied the charges before Anti-corruption court Senior Principal Magistrate Felix Kombo and was granted a bond of Sh 2 million with alternative cash bail of Sh 500,000.