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Crackdown on fake academic credentials intensify as suspects face legal action


Three suspects have been arraigned for the offences of Forgery, making a document without authority and uttering a false document at the Milimani Law Courts, after comprehensive investigations implicating three employees of Sports, Arts and Social Development Funds (SASDF).

John Onyango Odhiambo, 44, Adan Bagajo Lamma, 44, and George Ereng Lotieng, 35, who were employed as drivers were arrested for allegedly submitting counterfeit academic certificates to secure employment and potentially increase their pay grades,” said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations on X.

As per the statement, John Onyango Odhiambo submitted a falsified 2011 KCSE certificate from Starays Hope Community Center, Nairobi, manipulating grades to achieve a D+ mean grade. Adan Bagajo Lamma presented a counterfeit 1998 KCSE certificate from Marsabit Boys High School, despite never having registered or sat for the exam at that institution, which did not exist during the specified year.

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. However, the alleged examination center did not exist as of 2010, with the certificate’s code belonging to a different school, Ruthimitu Secondary.

The suspects were charged on Friday at the Milimani Law Courts.

As per the Public Service Commission, more than 2,000 government employees are culpable of using forged academic and professional qualifications to secure jobs or earn promotions. The DCI is working closely with other government agencies to investigate the cases,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations added.

Ian Okal
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