Fake Papers Again! A Score Of Police Trainees Sent Packing From Kiganjo Following The Latest DCI’s  Fake Papers Expose’

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Fake Papers Again! A Score Of Police Trainees Sent Packing From Kiganjo Following The Latest DCI’s  Fake Papers Expose’

Fake Papers Again! A Score Of Police Trainees Sent Packing From Kiganjo Following The Latest DCI's  Fake Papers Expose'

The country has been treated to several hilarious episodes of politicians trying to prove their academic credentials for credibility. This is as the Independent, Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) races against time to clear them for various elective positions before the 9th of August 2022.
This ‘degree hullaballoo’ reached its peak this week with one of the Gubernatorial aspirants having his degree revoked by a university from the neighboring country-Uganda.
It appears that this issue of Kenyans faking academic credentials is not just about to end as news reaching our desk reveals yet another scandal! It is reported that an impromptu operation, has exposed recruits who enlisted as police constables in the National Police Service using forged academic papers.
With the hullabaloo of some of the political aspirants trying all they can to gain credibility by faking nonexistent degrees, another scandal has emerged bordering on fake academic credentials.
It is reported that following a crackdown at the National Police College main Campus in Kiganjo, a top-notch scheme within the service has been exposed.  The crackdown is said to have been carried out on the 15th of June, 2022. This is according to a report issued by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
The DCI reported that ten recruits were caught up in the forgery syndicate during an impromptu investigation to verify the academic credentials of the recent most recruits. The report further revealed that KNEC (The Kenya National Examination Council) had confirmed that the said ten recruits had forged the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education( KCSE). This was in response to a report sent to the National Examiner by the former Nairobi Regional Commander Japheth Koome with an aim of ascertaining their authenticity.
KNEC proved that the recruits who had already made it to join the police college had changed their grades to match the requisite requirements as stipulated by the National Police Service (NPS). The ten recruits are said to have deliberately altered some subject grades and mean grades in a bid to meet the minimum requirements for joining the service.
Consequently, the ten were immediately discharged from the service as were the courses they were pursuing at the police college-Kiganjo. The DCI further explained that the ten were among the 5,000 police constables that the government had hired in March this year, a move that aimed at plugging the existing gap of the police officers in the country. This was to automatically increase the ratio between the police officers to civilians hence improving service delivery.
The DCI stated that “After their arrest, the fake documents were confiscated and kept in safe custody as exhibits, to be used as evidence against them in court. The suspects have since lost their slots in the service, after failing the integrity test and three months of rigorous training”
The police affirmed that due diligence is a routine process that all recruits are required to go through every year to prove the authenticity of their academic credentials as presented. They further affirmed that the National Police Service requires that those interested in joining the Kenyan police force must have attained a mean grade of D+ in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) besides being fluent in both spoken Swahili and English.
This is happening even after the interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i raised the issue of fake academic credentials during his meeting with the diplomats on the 16th of June 2022.

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