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Two Jailed For Forging Academic Certificates

Two individuals have been reportedly jailed for forging academic certificate according to Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission EACC reports.

The duo, only identified as Pauline Otieno and Lilian Ochieng are accused of forging the Mt Kenya University MKU and KISM certificates to gain employment.

Pauline has been asked to pay KES 229K or jailed for 2 years and 6 months while Lilian has been slammed by a 3 year and 6 months jail or pay a fine of KES 272K.

They have been been reportedly asked to refund all salaries earned using the fake certificates.

EACC say Pauline and Lillian faced the following criminal charges: Forgery, Providing false information to a public entity, Deceiving a public entity, Uttering a false document and Fraudulent acquisition of public property being the cumulative salary earned on forged certificates.

The report further details that Pauline forged a Certificate in Procurement from MKU while Lillian forged both a Diploma & Certificate from the Kenya Institute of Management (KISM).

The two used the said documents to secure employment at Rural Electrification & Renewable Energy Corporation in 2018.

Before they were employed Pauline & Lilian had reportedly worked in the Corporation for 8 years as casual employees.

They were, according to the reports, formally employed as Supplies Assistants after forging the said academic certificates.

Before the investigation, the two are said to have served for 2 months.

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