Man who secured bank job with fake degree charged – The Star Kenya
A man accused of forging a University degree with intent to defraud was on Thursday charged before a Nairobi court.
Gerald Lumuchele, 26, was charged that on June 13 at an unknown place, he forged a Moi University degree certificate (Computer Science) second class honours dated December 17, 2021, purporting it to be a genuine degree certificate.
He was charged with a second count that on June 1, at Housing finance bank limited head office along Koinange street, he uttered the forged degree to Gloria Licheli the Human Resource Partner at the said Housing Finance bank.
According to the covering report, the accused applied for a job as Cyber Security Analyst that had been advertised by Housing Finance Bank Limited.
Police said he successfully got the job.
Lumuchele had allegedly worked at the bank for some months.
When he handed over the said documents, the bank-human resource department did a background check on the degree certificate presented before it to confirm its authenticity and it emerged that the certificate did not originate from the University.
Similarly, the name of the accused was not in the printout of the graduated list.
She reported the matter to the management and the matter was reported to the police leading to his arrest.
He denied the charges before Milimani senior principal magistrate Bernard Ochoi and pleaded for lenient bond terms.
He was released on 100,000 cash bail or a bond of Sh200,000.
The court ordered the prosecution to supply the accused with witness statements.
The case will be mentioned on November 17.
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