A Nairobi court on Tuesday heard that Kapsaret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi never sat for his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Exams (KCSE).
The MP provided a certificate showing that he sat for the exam in 2006, at Highway Secondary School in Nairobi. That would imply he was age 25 at the time.
Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) principal examinations secretary Nabiki ene Kashu, told magistrate Felix Kombo that Sudi was not registered with the body for that exam.
The MP is being charged with forging a diploma certificate from Kenya Institute of Management, but it would appear that his KCSE certificate is not genuine either, as there would be no other greater authority to authenticate it but KNEC, who are the issuers.
According to Kashu, KNEC received a letter from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on September 17, 2015, requesting it to verify the academic credentials of the politician.
“In the letter, we were asked to authenticate whether such a candidate sat his KCSE in the year 2006 at Highway Secondary School in Nairobi in November and awarded certificate serial number 3381074 under index 401006/081,” he said.
Upon checking, they could not find Sudi’s name on their database, and his purported index prefix did not even belong to Highway Secondary School.
The index number provided by Sudi actually belonged to one Obaje Bob Onyango, who sat the 2006 KCSE exams at Parklands Secondary School.
“There is no possibility of two schools sharing a code number during a given examination. Similarly, there is no possibility of two candidates sharing an index number,”
“The purported copy of certificates presented to Knec for authentication purposes is obtained from a forged document,” the witness concluded.