After KCSE certificate mix-up, Kenya Institute of Management now tells court MP Sudi's diploma not genuine

After KCSE certificate mix-up, Kenya Institute of Management now tells court MP Sudi's diploma not genuine

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

A former employee at the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) has told the court that Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi never registered as a student of the institute.

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

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

”The admission number for college diploma certificate ...NRB/20879 belongs to another person called Scolastica who did diploma in management of NGOs,” testified Matseshe

The admission number NRB/20879 belongs to Scolastica Achieng Odhiambo of Diploma in Management of NGO’s. The student was registered in 2005. 

In cross examination, Matseshe said that a diploma certificate does not show when a student is admitted, adding that he relied on the data he was given to him.

On Wednesday, Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) Principal Examinations Secretary Nabiki Ene Kashu told magistrate Felix Kombo that Sudi did not register or sit the 2006 KCSE examination at Highway Secondary School in Nairobi.

She testified that the purported certificate for the 2006 presented to KNEC 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.

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.

So far, the prosecution led by prosecutor Joseph Riungu has called 10 witnesses in the case.

The matter was adjourned to November 17 this year.