Police display some of the fake certificates seized from four suspects arrested in Eldoret. PHOTO|COURTESY
Police last evening bust a major nerve centre of a syndicate churning out fake KCSE exams and degree certificates and title deeds in Langas estate outskirts of Eldoret.
Eldoret South police boss Wilson Abduba said they have arrested four suspects believed to be the masterminds of the scam.
“We have seized copies of fake diploma certificates for Eldoret Polytechnic and fake degree certificates from Moi and Eldoret universities” said Abduba
The sleuths also recovered fake rubber stamps, seals, computers, among other items used to print the fake documents.
“We will hold the suspects in custody pending completion of investigations,” the police boss said.
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“According to our preliminary findings, the suspects have conned many Kenyans for long.”
Abduba warned employers and other agencies to be careful while recruiting staff by cross-checking with the relevant agencies such as universities and the Kenya National Examinations Council.
The arrest came in the wake of an audit revealing that employees of a regional authority in North Rift have suspicious degree certificates.