By Vincent Agoya
A prosecution witness has confirmed Kapseret Mp Oscar Sudi presented credentials for nomination which later turned out to be forgeries.
Marine Bernard Mutahi told a trial court that the Mp was in the company of an assistant when he received his papers at IEBC offices at Kapsaret.
“I saw that he was qualified and cleared him, ” the witness said.
He said the Mp also paid Sh 20,000 nomination fee through a banker’s cheque.
The proceedings were adjourned and resume on 23 February 2017 after a lawyer representing the Mp said he had not been supplied with a copy of the cheque exhibit.
An earlier request to have the case put off was declined after the prosecution stated it had six among the 14 witnesses in court.
The Mp is accused of presenting forged certificates to the electoral commission while seeking nomination for the March 4 2013 general election.
An anti-corruption court has been told that the politician committed the offence on January 31 2013 at IEBC offices in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu county.
A Diploma Certificate in Business Management allegedly issued by Kenya Institute of Management and KCSE document from Highway High school that he wields are forgeries according to the prosecution.
The MP is facing other counts of giving false information to an officer of the IEBC and lying to the electoral body and the corruption watchdog, EACC.
Sudi allegedly lied to Derrick Kaisha, an officer of EACC and a key prosecution witness, at Haron Court Hotel, Nairobi county, in September 2015.
False declaration under oath
The legislator was also accused of making a false declaration under oath through a self-declaration form to IEBC at Barng’etuny plaza in Eldoret contrary to Section 46(1)(d) as read with Section 46(2) of the Leadership and Integrity Act.
He was further accused of making a false statutory declaration contrary to Section 11 of the Oaths and Statuary declarations.
Sudi was charged based on the EACC’s recommendations to the DPP, following “conclusive” investigations.
The MP is out on a bond of Sh600,000 .