• Chairperson Oginde said the commission will receive from the PSC a report on the authentication of academic and Professional Certificates
• He said the authentication exercise, undertaken by PSC, revealed numerous cases of public officials who forged academic to secure jobs and promotions.
EACC Chairperson David Oginde has announced that the commission will receive from the Public Service Commission (PSC) a report on the authentication of academic and Professional Certificates in the Public Service.
He said this is to inform law enforcement actions against public officials with fake academic certificates.
He will be receiving the report together with CEO Twalib Mbarak and Director of Criminal Investigations Mohamed I. Amin.
Oginde said the authentication exercise, undertaken by PSC, revealed numerous cases of public officials who forged academic and professional certificates to secure government jobs and promotions.
"The law allows EACC to recover all salaries and benefits earned based on fake academic qualifications. In addition, the offenders are liable to criminal prosecution," Oginde said.
In October 2023, EACC was investigating 172 cases of alleged forgery of academic certificates.
EACC Spokesperson Eric Ngumbi said the cases include senior officials in public service.
Ngumbi acknowledged that the problem of fake certificates is rampant in the country, noting that the prevalence is higher in the counties.