Monday, July 15, 2024

Three suspects in court over fake academic credentials

Three suspects have been arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts for the offense of making a document without authority and uttering a false document.

The suspects John Onyango Odhiambo, 44, Adan Bagajo Lamma, 44, and George Ereng Lotieng, 35, had altered and made the false document so as to secure jobs as drivers and also enhance their pay grades.

“John Onyango had submitted a falsified 2011 KCSE certificate from Starays Hope Community Center, Nairobi, while Adan Lamma presented a counterfeit 1998 KCSE certificate from Marsabit Boys High School despite having dropped out in form two.

Similarly, George Ereng Lotieng submitted a forged KCSE certificate from St. Marks Boys High school, Cherangany, where he had also dropped out in form two.

A report from KNEC revealed that John Onyango manipulated the grades of all the subjects he had taken to achieve a mean grade of D+ in order to meet the qualification threshold for the job.

As for Adan, he had neither registered nor sat the said exam since the center (Marsabit Boys) under code 501512 did not exist during the 1998 KCSE examinations.

Such was the case with George Ereng, whose alleged centre of examination (St. Mark Boys High Sch) did not exist as of 2010, and the code indicated in his certificate (401057) belonged to a different school, Ruthimitu Secondary.

The suspects were charged Friday at the Milimani Law Courts.” said DCI

A report from the Public Service Commission indicated that over 2,000 government employees have forged their certificates so as to secure jobs or earn promotions.

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