A man was arrested yesterday after scamming KFC for free chicken, every day for the past year.

The 27-year-old ate a free meal at KFC for an entire year.

The man, who is from South Africa, had an ingenious scam. He told employees of the fast food chain that he had been sent from the KFC headquarters for quality checks to make sure the chicken was up to standard.

The college student would walk into the store with confidence and tell staff he was there for quality assurance checks of the food served in the restaurant.

The unnamed man carried an ID card from the 'head office' and was well dressed, often wearing a suit and tie.

A member of staff from KFC told a local paper: "When he arrived we would all try to act our best so that we didn't p*ss off the man from head office - he was so convincing because he was so confident, and even colleagues from other branches of KFC know him.

"When he came in, he rushed to the kitchen and checked everything, taking notes and then asked for samples of whatever he wanted. He probably worked for KFC before because he knows everything."

The story was shared on Twitter by a Kenyan journalist who tweets from an account called 'The African Voice'.