The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has exposed two members of the National Assembly for abusing Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) titles.
The anti-graft agency accuses John Waluke, a Sirisia Member of Parliament, and Didmus Barasa, a Kimilili Member of Parliament, of impersonating military officers despite having left the service.
Waluke and Barasa have regularly misused the titles of Major (Rtd) and Captain, according to EACC in a letter to the National Assembly.
According to EACC, Barasa served in the military for only one year and 76 days before being discharged due to absence and forgery.
“- That you served in the Kenya Defense Forces for a period of one year and 76 between October 28, 2007 to February 26, 2009. That upon separation of service you had only attained the rank of Private. – This is one of the unfortunate cases of senior state officials impersonating as former senior military officers when they know very well that they never attained those titles” the letter read.
On April 15, 1980, Waluke enlisted in the military and was assigned to the 76th Armored Recce Battalion at Gilgil.
He worked as a tank loader before becoming a driver at the military headquarters in Nairobi throughout his service.
His desire to quit the army was accepted on compassionate grounds after 14 years of service and attaining the rank of Senior Private (SPTE).
*This article was written by Gerald Gekara for Uzalendo News. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to submit your story.
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