By Eric Winston/ Guest Writer
Kapsaret MP Oscar Sudi continues to enjoy a caveat he placed on a criminal case in which he is charged with forging his academic documents even as he awaits the outcome of the all decisive petition.
When he appeared in court on July 11 2017, for a mention, his lawyers told the court that the high court ruling on the matter is still pending and the outcome should be known by September 5 2017.
The criminal case is stood over to September 5 2017 pending the outcome of the petition to be known later this month.
Mp Oscar Sudi is facing charges of forging his academic credentials and presenting a false declaration in the 2013 General Election for skipping court. It is alleged that that on January 30 2013 at IEBC offices in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, Sudi presented forged certificates to the electoral commission as he sought nominations.
Ever having been a student
Documentation filed by Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission in court show that both Kenya Institute of Management, KIM, and the Kenya National Examinations Council, KNEC, had disowned the MP. KIM denied him ever having been a student at the institution and that the registration number appearing on Sudi’s certificate belongs to another student.
KIM denied him ever having been a student at the institution and that the registration number appearing on Sudi’s certificate belongs to another student.
A letter from KNEC says his Form Four certificate is also a forgery since there are no records of a student by the name Oscar Kipchumba Sudi. “The copy of the certificate was made from a forged document on the basis that, there were no records of any student named Oscar Kipchumba Sudi having sat for KSCE in the year 2016…..,” the letter reads.
The MP challenged his prosecution on grounds of EACC’s mandate to investigate and was granted ab temporary stay based on an argument that it would not prejudice the pending corruption case.