MP Oscar Sudi No-Show In Court For Certificate Forgery Case After Contracting COVID-19

Sudi has been charged with forging a Diploma Certificate in Business Management from the Kenya Institute of Management.
Sudi’s lawyers led by Thomas Ruto told the court that the MP had been advised by doctors to self-isolate.

Lawyer Ruto urged the court to adjourn the matter for 30 days to allow his client time to recover.

Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi on Tuesday failed to show up in court in a case where he is accused of forging his education certificates after allegedly contracting COVID-19.

Sudi has been charged with forging a Diploma Certificate in Business Management purporting it to be a genuine document issued by the Kenya Institute of Management.

Appearing before Magistrate Felix Kombo on Tuesday, Sudi’s lawyers led by Thomas Ruto told the court that the MP had been advised by doctors to self-isolate.

The magistrate allowed the plea and adjourned the case to March 24, 2022.

John Kutima Matseshe, who was head of examination at KIM, previously told the court that the diploma certificate Sudi claims was issued by the institution is not a genuine document.

He testified that the number 36262 on the certificate presented by Sudi belonged to a certificate issued to one Elkanah K. Kimutai of admission number NRB\20870 of Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management which was issued on September 24, 2009.

Sudi’s purported admission number NRB/20879, it also emerged, belongs to one Scolastica Achieng Odhiambo of Diploma in Management of NGOs who was registered in 2005.

Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Principal Examinations Secretary Nabiki Ene Kashu also told the court that the legislator did not register or sit the 2006 KCSE examination at Highway Secondary School in Nairobi.

She testified that the purported certificate for the 2006 exams presented to KNEC by Sudi for verification was a forged document.

“We also established that a candidate by the name Oscar Sudi did not appear in the year 2006 KNEC database for either Highway or Parklands Secondary School,” she testified.

By Moses Kinyanjui For Citizen Digital

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