A man was on Tuesday arrested during the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) recruitment exercise in Nyeri County after he was found to have manually doctored grades on his secondary school certificate.
Dennis Kimotho, who is in his early 20s, changed the grades on his KCSE certificate with a pen after he realised his qualifications fell short of the minimum requirements.
It was easily noticeable that he had made alterations and he was apprehended on the spot.
At the same venue, a 22-year-old man was arrested after he threatened to join militant group Al-Shabaab.
Hosea Ng'ang'a was denied a place among the recruits after he failed the medical test.
This upset him so much that he openly declared that he would join the terrorist group, having missed out on a spot with the defence forces.
Efforts of officers to calm him down proved futile and Lieutenant Paul Aruasa, the officer in charge at the centre, ordered his arrest after he was overheard inquiring about Al-Shabaab recruitment points.
“He was found asking for recruitment centres for Al-Shabaab so we took him in. Maybe he is just disgruntled but we would rather not take any chances because he could have actual intent to join the group,” said Lt-Col Aruasa.
Ng'ang'a is set to be questioned over his remarks before any action is taken against him.
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