Another KDF Officer Sentenced Over Recruitment Malpractices.
KDF Officer was found guilty of all the recruitment Malpractices charges that he was facing and have been jailed.
On Monday 28, November corporal Kiptum was found guilty on the charges he was faced by the members of the court and have been sentenced to five and a half years of imprisonment.
Kiptum was accused of taking a bribe of three hundred thousand shillings from Charles Kipkorir lying or pretending that he has the powers to recruit his son to Kenya defence forces.
He later received an additional of one hundred and two thousand shillings from the son on the same pretence.
Reports from the star also indicated that Kiptum issued a fake admission letter to Brian who is the said son of Charles whose recruitment into the military was to be influenced by him.
Benard Ochoi, Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate, while issuing the sentence said that Corporal Kiptum is guilty of fraud charges, issuing fake letters and deserting duty for three months without official leave or permission to be away.
The Magistrate ordered that the three charges run concurrently hence the jail term of five years and a half.
Kiptum has been granted 14 days to appeal if not satisfied with the court ruling.
Before the beginning of the just concluded recruitment exercise, the vice chief of the defence force gave a serious warning against such Malpractices. The exercise was free of charge.
According to the vice chief of the defence forces, twenty-one military officials are facing charges for engaging in recruitment Malpractices (taking bribes from the public by pretending to be able to influence their recruitment into the military). If found guilty they will face the consequences of their actions.
It is a good gesture in the fight against corruption and related recruitment malpractice in the country following the arrested of a KDF officer who was found guilty.