EACC arrests personal assistant of a Senior Government Official for forging academic certificates - Claims she has earned over Ksh 15 Million after securing the job using the fake papers.

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - EACC has arraigned one Jecintah Adoyo Hezron, Personal Assistant to the Chairperson of the Commission of Revenue Allocation (CRA) over the forgery of academic certificates.

She is accused of forging a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts Degree Certificates purporting that they are genuine documents awarded by the University of Nairobi, which she used to secure employment at CRA.

Appearing before Milimani Anti-Corruption Court, the accused pleaded not guilty to charges of fraudulent acquisition of public property, forgery, uttering false documents, and giving false information to a person employed in public service.

Principal Magistrate Hon. Celesa Okore released her on a bond of Kes. 2 million with a surety of a similar amount or cash bail of Kes. 1 million.

The matter will be mentioned on 17th June 2024. 

The accused worked at CRA from August 2017 during which she fraudulently earned a salary amounting to Kes.15,224,522.

The Commission will file a civil suit to recover the amount.

The Kenyan DAILY POST.

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  1. EACC is doing a good job of nabbing fraudsters but can they escalate this to the political arena where many have used forged documents to get to power?