Several Police Recruits Arrested For Forgery of Documents. Here are Their Names
Ten recruits who used fake academic documents to be enlisted as Police Constables in the National Police Service have been arrested.
The 10 were arrested while undergoing training the National Police College Main Campus-Kiganjo.
Their courses were terminated with immediate effect upon the discovery.
Mochama Opiyo Clive, Muithi John Kitavi, Natembea Kelvin, Nyapola Felix Angatia, Mwaulid Galgalo Bide, Gobra Grindguest, Ndambuki Irene Nzisa, Felix Kipkoech Langat, Kabatha Paul Kimani and John Crispus Amisi were busted on Wednesday by officers at the Kiganjo campus.
DCI on Thursday said the forges were discovered after due diligence on the authenticity of the recruits’ academic documents was conducted.
“A report forwarded to the college by the Kenya National Examination Council declared their KCSE documents presented by the recruits as forged,” DCI said.
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.
“The fake documents were confiscated and kept in safe custody as exhibits, to be used as evidence against them in court,” the Directorate said.
The suspects have since lost their slots in the service, after failing the integrity test and three months of rigorous training.
They are currently in custody at the Kiganjo police station pending arraignment for forgery charges.
The ten are among 5,000 police constables who were recruited in March this year, as part of the government’s efforts to increase the ratio of Police to civilians.
The exercise is a bid to improve service delivery to Kenyans.
Their arrest comes in the wake of increased reports of forgery of academic documents among politicians, as the country gears for the August 9, general elections.
This test is carried out in the course of every intake in the institution.
It is one of the basic tests to measure the integrity of every recruit seeking to serve the public as an officer of the law.