The Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome has revealed that the police are investigating First Choice Recruitment Agency for allegedly scamming youths millions in Eldoret.
Appearing before the Senate Committee on Labour and Social Welfare, Koome promised to ensure that suspects involved in the financial fraud of more than 5,000 youths in Eldoret are brought to book.
Koome informed the Committee that nearly 300 victims of the First Choice Recruitment Agency have already recorded their statements with the National Police Service financial fraud investigators from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
According to the IG, preliminary investigations indicate that last year, First Choice Recruitment Agency registered under two directors namely Judy Jepchirchir and Faith Waringa Gichuhi allegedly scammed youths by purporting to secure jobs and study placements on their behalf in Qatar during the 2022 World Cup.
Each youth allegedly paid Ksh 40,000 and surrendered their passports to the agency, but failed to secure either jobs or study placement.
Investigations by the DCI on the matter is ongoing.