Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has been charged with nine counts of forgery on allegations that he forged a diploma certificate.
Mr Sudi had presented forged documents to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission when he sought the nomination for his position at the March 4, 2013 general election.
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission had investigated and revealed that the MP made a false declaration under oath through a self-declaration form to IEBC.
The EACC report read that ”the MP uttered the said forged documents to IEBC and EACC with intentions to deceive the two commissions.”
The EACC recommended that the director of public prosecutions prosecute MP Oscar Sudi, of which they accepted.
The counts include
- Three counts of forgery contrary to section 349 as read with section 345 of the penal code.
- Two counts of providing a false information contrary to Section 46(1)(d) as read with Section 46(2) at the Leadership and Integrity Act and making a false statuary declaration contrary to Section 11 of the Oaths and Statuary declarations.
The other counts are for giving false information to an officer of the IEBC and lying to the electoral body and the EACC.
Appearing at the Milimani Law Courts, the courts heard that he committed the offence at the IEBC offices in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu county.
The alleged forged documents included his Diploma Certificate in Business Management issued by Kenya Institute of Management. His KCSE document from Highway High school was also brought into question.
The MP denied all the charges before judge Lawrence Mugambi of Milimani Anti-corruption Court in Nairobi.
The lawmaker was then granted bail and released on a bond of KSh 600,000 or a cash bail of KSh 300,000.
The case will be mentioned on October 19 to set a hearing date.