In Summary

  • Behind the scheme is a top administrator with Inoorero University who is now under investigation by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation.
  • Another graduate from the university was found with a fake degree certificate.
  • The investigation is as a result of concerns raised by an airline in Africa operating in Nairobi which discovered that one of its top employee’s in accounts had a ‘suspicious’ degree certificate.

A racket that involves production of fake and backdated degree certificates has been unearthed.

The degrees are from Inoorero University which was shut by higher education regulator in 2015 and granted a two years to enable its continuing students to finish their programmes after it was declared bankrupt.

FAKE

Behind the scheme is a top administrator with the university who is now under investigation by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

The investigation is as a result of concerns raised by an airline in Africa operating in Nairobi which discovered that one of its top employee’s in accounts had a ‘suspicious’ degree certificate.

And to compound the situation, another graduate from the university was found with a fake degree certificate.

The racket shows the determination by some Kenyans, among them top politicians, to have certificates despite not having stepped in class.

CHECKS

The airline had hired a private company to carry out background checks and verifications of staff qualifications following a staff audit last year.

“It came to our attention that the verdict of one of the degrees presented and issued by Inoorero University was unverifiable,” said the letter dated March 15 and addressed to DCI director Ndegwa Muhoro and copied to Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.

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