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EACC arrests ward administrator over forged documents


Officers from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission have arrested a ward administrator from Marsabit County following revelations that he used forged academic papers to gain employment.

Halkano Dabasso, the Ward Administrator for Marsabit Central, was arrested earlier today in Marsabit before being escorted to the EACC Isiolo regional offices for processing.

In its fourth quarterly report, EACC had identified Halkano Dabasso as one of the individuals set to be prosecuted. According to EACC, Investigations had established that Halkano Hallo Dabasso; applied for employment opportunity at the Marsabit County Government in the year 2018, submitting his curriculum vitae, which indicated that he had a Diploma in Community Development and Social Work.

EACC says the suspect altered the grades in his KCSE certificate that he submitted to the Marsabit County Government with his Diploma in Community and Social Development certificate also a forgery.

According to investigators, the suspect was appointed as a Public Participation and Civic Education Officer from 28th January 2019, a position that had not been advertised making it irregular.

During his time in employment, EACC says the suspect earned a net salary, from April 2019 to September 2013, amounting to Kshs. 1,954,324.15.

He will face charges including fraudulent acquisition of public property, forgery and uttering false documents.

Among high profile individuals named in the EACC report as candidates for prosecution include former Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and Embakasi North MP James Gakuya.