Former Highway Secondary School Principal Patrick Maritim tells court that embattled Kapseret Member of Parliament Oscar Sudi did not sit for Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at the school in 2006 as alleged.
Appearing before the anti-corruption Magistrate Felix Kombo, Patrick Maritim said that Sudi’s name did not appear anywhere in the school register at the time he was the Principal there.
He added that the index 81 which he allegedly forged belonged to one Nicholas Otieno
“KCSE certificate is normally obtained from KNEC. The student will then come and sign that it has been collected. And from the records, it does not show Sudi sat for his KCSE at highway secondary school,” said the witness.
According to him, in 2015 he received a letter from the anti-graft body seeking information on Sudi’s enrolment at the school.
“They were requesting me to confirm whether Sudi’s name was part of the school records and to avail the admission registry of which I did,” he said.
Sudi is also accused of forging a Diploma certificate in Business Management purporting it to be a genuine document issued by the Kenya Institute of Management.
The former Head of Examinations at Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) John Mateshe earlier said that their records prove that Sudi has never registered as a student of the institute.
Mateshe told the court that a copy of the Sudi certificate presented to the institution by the anti-graft body was not a copy of a genuine document issued by KIM.
Sudi’s case was yesterday adjourned to today after he claimed to have travelled to Turkey for medical treatment but it came out yesterday that he was lying and he was in fact in Eldoret.
His lawyers presented a confidential medical report to the magistrate from a doctor in Turkey and several letters, in a bid to secure an adjournment of the case yesterday.
The court ordered Sudi to present travel documents to prove he actually travelled out of the country.