Ten police recruits are set to be charged with forgery after it was discovered that they allegedly falsified academic documents in order to be accepted into the National Police College in Kiganjo, Nyeri County.
They were arrested after the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) forwarded a report to the college dismissing the authenticity of a number of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam results submitted to the institution.
In a bid to conduct due diligence, the police college, under the stewardship of current commandant Japheth Koome, had asked KNEC to validate the legitimacy of academic documents submitted by 5,000 recruits who were accepted into the institution in March.
“This test is carried out in the course of every intake in the institution, as one of the basic tests to measure the integrity of every recruit seeking to serve the public as an officer of the law,” NPS said in a statement.
The ten are: Mochama Opiyo Clive, Muithi John Kitavi, Natembea M. Kelvin, Nyapola Felix Angatia, Mwaulid Galgalo Bide, Gobra Grindguest, Ndambuki Irene Nzisa, Felix Kipkoech Langat, Kabatha Paul Kimani and John Crispus Amisi.
“Investigations into their forged certificates indicated that some subject grades and mean grades had been deliberately altered to match the needed minimum requirements for joining the service,” NPS added.
“After their arrest, the fake documents were confiscated and kept in safe custody as exhibits, to be used as evidence against them in court. The suspects have since lost their slots in the service.”
The suspects are currently being held at Kiganjo Police Station pending arraignment.