Fake Certificate Lands Ex-Kisii County Employee in Hot Water


A former Kisii County employee who obtained a job using forged documents was ordered by a Nairobi-based court to refund the Ksh3.1 million he received during his three-year and two-month time in office before resigning.

The defendant submitted a fake graduation certificate to the county government in order to get a job. The real diploma certificate belonged to a graduate who had graduated in 2006.

After analyzing the facts, Anti-Corruption Judge Esther Maina found that the county staff knowingly exploited a fraudulent academic diploma to acquire his employment.

The court found that the former administrator lacked the credentials necessary to earn a monthly income and that he had failed to produce adequate proof to substantiate that his certifications were authentic.

A stay order was requested by the suspect’s lawyer, however, the former administrator denied ever presenting fake papers.

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