Four people were arraigned at the Eldoret Law Courts after being implicated in the forgery of documents in a bid to secure government jobs on Monday.

The individuals arraigned are part of the 2067 forgery cases that have been discovered in an investigation launched in October 2022.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspects; Bethwel Kipkoech, Celestine Cherop Chepsoi, Eddah Cheptanui Boit and Jackson Kipkosgei allegedly used the forged certificates to secure jobs at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital.

”They were charged with the offences of forgery of academic certificates, making of false documents, uttering of false documents and fraudulent acquisition of public property,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said Tuesday.

The accused denied the charges and were released on a cash bail of 100,000 or 300,000bond.

This comes after a similar incident where a Ministry of Education official, Joash Kirwa was charged with allegedly faking a Moi University degree certificate alongside academic transcripts to acquire a job at the State Department for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

Joash Kimurgor Kirwa was apprehended on February 14 in Waitaluk location within Trans Nzoia county before being arraigned at the Eldoret Law Courts on February 15.

Kirwa was facing charges of five counts of forgery for fabricating academic qualifications.

He later pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on a Ksh.200,000 cash bail.

The move however is part of an ongoing crackdown on to unearth fraudulent activities that have been identified within the public service.

This initiative was launched after the Public Service Commission submitted a report highlighting about 1,280 cases of forged certificates from 91 public institutions and 787 from various ministries, state departments, and agencies to the DCI and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) for further action.

Authorities have however intensified the it’s tactics to combat the looming doom over the


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