• Anti-corruption magistrate Douglas Ogoti found Moses Mogaya guilty of falsifying documents.
• If he fails to pay the fine, Mogaya will serve a jail term of two years.
A bodyguard attached to Migori Governor Okoth Obado has been fined Sh500,000 for altering his education certificates to secure employment.
Anti-corruption magistrate Douglas Ogoti found Moses Mogaya guilty of falsifying documents. If he fails to pay the fine, Mogaya will serve a jail term of two years.
“I find that accused on January 2007 altered a KCSE certificate to the administration police service for purposes of employment which certificate belonging to John Chacha, a KDF officer, and I sentence him to a fine of Sh500,000,” Ogoti said.
Mogaya was arrested at a hotel opposite Milimani law courts last year where he had gone to have breakfast as he waited for his boss to be charged with the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno.
The prosecution called nine witnesses after the accused denied the charge.
Ogoti while delivering his judgement said the accused had earned a salary that he never deserved for 14 years.
The magistrate said the accused was advised by the court to enter a plea bargain but he decided to take the court through a long haul 14-month trial.
He said Mogaya had risked the highest sentence but had cooperated during the trial, hence his judgement.
Mogaya used certificates belonging to John Chacha to get entry to the Administration Police Service in 2006.