Two suspects were arrested for attempting to bribe Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) recruitment officials in Kakamega.

The KDF and police officers who monitored the exercise acted when they received a tip that the suspects carried Sh400,000 at Muluanda in Butere, Kakamega County.

KDF chief recruiting officer Joakim Mwamburi said officers nabbed the suspects when they attempted to bribe them at the recruiting centre.

“Our officers tricked the two to show the money,” said Mwamburi.

He said one of the suspects was found with Sh27,920 in his pocket and two national identification cards belonging to different persons.

One of the suspects was a first-year university student who had reportedly been coerced to drop his studies at the university to join the military by bribing the officers.