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Five arrested over fraudulent overseas job recruitment scheme


Detectives from the Nairobi Regional Headquarters have arrested five suspects believed to be the masterminds behind a fraudulent overseas job recruitment scheme operating in Nairobi and its environs.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) identified a foreigner named Nick Van Opstal among those arrested.

Opstal was arrested alongside Samuel Marigi, Patrick Wangai, Susan Oluoch, and Christine Muthoni Wangechi.

The DCI said the arrests followed a tip-off from the public regarding the suspicious activities of two recruitment agencies–Alhanawa Jobs and Supply Link Ventures Ltd, which were purportedly recruiting for overseas jobs at the KCB Sports Club grounds.

The intervention by the authorities prevented approximately 1,000 job seekers from being defrauded.

Investigations revealed that the National Employment Authority had flagged the recruitment exercise as a scam.

The DCI agents have further launched a manhunt for three other suspects who evaded capture.

The agency identified them as Hannah Mbugua, Gladys Oluasa, and Lucy Wanjiru.

KBC Reporter
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