Kiambu MCA charged over fake academic qualifications

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A Kiambu Member of County Assembly has been charged in the Nairobi anti-corruption court with deceiving the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission about his academic qualifications in the 2017 general elections.

Robert Githongo Kibe of Kiamangi ward is accused of indicating in his self declaration form dated 1st March 2017 that he had a genuine diploma from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology awarded in 2015.

He is alleged to have committed the offence on 2nd March 2017 in Nairobi.

Kibe is also charged with providing false information to the EACC by stating that he was awarded the said diploma.

The MCA is further accused of making a false Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) purporting it to be genuine issued by the the Kenya National Examination Council.

He allegedlly committed this offence on 29th December 2014 with intent to defraud.

The DPP has further preferred a charge of uttering the false KCSE certificate to JKUAT.

Lastly, Kibe is charged with making a false statutory declaration on 1st March 2017 by indicating that he held the said diploma.

He denied the charges before Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi and was granted a bond of Sh 1 million or a cash bail of Sh 800,000.

The case will be mentioned on 31st November for pre-trial.