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Two charged for printing fake KCSE exams, varsity certificates

The two suspects when they appeared in court on Monday, December 10, 2018. /MATHEWS NDANYI

Two suspects on Monday charged in Eldoret for printing fake KCSE exams and degree certificates for Moi University and the University of Eldoret.

Moses Kimungu and Andrew Sigowo were charged with making documents without authority contrary to section 357( a) of the penal code

The duo face nine counts in relation to the illegal business that had been going on for almost a decade.

They denied the charges before chief magistrate Charles Obulutsa.

The other affected institutions include Mount Kenya University, Eldoret National Polytechnic and Olesos Technical Training Institute.

Police also stormed a cyber cafe in the town used to print the fake documents.

During the crackdown, police recovered KCSE and KCPE papers.

They also found computers and other machines used in the production of the forged certificates.

Last week police arrested four suspects on same charges of printing and selling of fake KCSE exams, degree certificates.

Police display some of the fake certificates seized from four suspects arrested in Eldoret, December 5, 2018. /MATHEWS NDANYI

Detectives seized copies of fake diploma certificates for Eldoret Polytechnic, Moi and Eldoret universities.

Police also found fake rubber stamps, seals, computers, among other items used to print the fake documents.

The arrest came in the wake of an audit revealing that employees of a regional authority in North Rift have suspicious degree certificates.