BY SAM ALFAN.
Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) has told Milimani Anti-Corruption court that Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi obtained his form four certificate through forged documents.
Through KNEC Principal research officer Nabiki Kashu, the exam body told chief magistrate Felix Kombo MP Sudi was not among candidates in the year 2006.
“The name of Oscar Sudi does not appear in our database records as having sat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in 2006 at either Parklands or Highway secondary schools”, Kashu told the court.
She added that the code in the academic certificate presented by the legislator from Highway secondary school belongs to Parklands Secondary school
Kashu was testifying in a case where Mr Sudi has been charged with forging a KCSE certificate purporting it to be a genuine document issued by the Knec.
The MP is also accused of forging a diploma certificate in Business Management purporting it to be a genuine document issued by the Kenya Institute of Management.
Kashu further told the Anti-Corruption court that he received a letter from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) on September 17, 2015, regarding Sudi’s academic results for the year 2006.
She added that the letter asked the exam body to find out whether such a candidate sat for the KCSE in the year 2006 at Highway secondary school in Nairobi and was awarded certificate serial number 3381074under index 401006/081.
Kashu added that upon checking the records, she said code 401006 does not belong to Highway secondary but Parklands secondary school. The code for Highway secondary school according to KNEC records was 401005.
She further addes there was no school called Highway High school during the 2006 KCSE examination as indicated in Sudi’s certificate and such school never existed then.
She further told the court that Index 401006/081 belonged to Obaje Bob Onyango who was registered and sat for the 2006 KCSE examinations at Parklands secondary school.
According to the Knec officer, there is no possibility of two schools sharing a code number during a given examination. Similarly there is no possibility of two candidates sharing an index number.
The MP is facing other counts of giving false information to an IBC officer and lying to the electoral body and the EACC.
He is said to have presented the certificates to the two commissions with the intention of deceiving them.
Sudi allegedly provided false information to Derrick Kaisha, an officer of EACC, at Haron Court Hotel, Nairobi County, in September 2015.
The legislator is also accused of making a false declaration under oath through a self-declaration form to IEBC at Barng’etuny plaza in Eldoret on that date.
This was contrary to Section 46(1)(d) as read with Section 46(2) at the Leadership and Integrity Act
He is further accused of making a false statutory declaration contrary to Section 11 of the Oaths and Statuary declarations.
Sudi was charged based on the EACC’s recommendations to the DPP, following investigations.
The lawmaker is out on a cash bail of Sh300, 000 or a bond of Sh600, 000.