, KISII, Kenya, Nov 30 – The Nyamira County Assembly’s Sergeant-at-Arms has been arraigned before a local court over forged academic and professional certificates.
Charles Angwenyi was charged with 12 counts of forging his academic and National Police Service (NPS) credentials to get employed in the county assembly, a post he held for five years from 2013.
As a former police officer, Angwenyi was accused of forging NPS promotion letters to rank of an inspector of police in order to qualify to the post of Sergeant at Arms fraudulently.
He was also alleged to have defrauded the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) by fraudulently obtaining a KCSE certificate purporting to have completed his ordinary level course in 1998.
Another account read that he also forged a University Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nairobi claiming have taken a course in Sociology and Criminal Justice in 2010.
Appearing before Senior Resident Magistrate Alice Towett, the accused denied all the 12 counts and was released on a Sh500,000 bond with a surety of similar amount.
The case will be mentioned on December 14, 2017 and heard on June 5, 2018.