For over 26 years, a 50-year-old Ugandan form One dropout used forged academic papers – a degree and postgraduate certificates to secure senior jobs in 10 top Kenyan organisations.
However, his luck run out last week, when he was smoked-out. Until last week, he was the deputy director of information and communications technology at the Kenya Public Service Commission.
The man, who goes by the names Moses Otieno Obiero, Nobert Muhoro Ikundo, Hope Lubega and Robert Mwanyalo, was arrested by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Nairobi Kenya last week and is scheduled to be charged at Milimani Law Courts on Friday.
ICT Assistant: Between 1991 and 1992, he worked as an ICT assistant at the UN office in Nairobi and, for the next two years, was the IT section head at the Standard Chartered Bank.
In 1995, he was the technical service manager at Siemens Telcom and joined Interactive Business Technology the following year where he remained until 2000.
He then joined the technical support department at the United Federation of The Red Crescent in 2001 and left the same year to work for Deloitte as the systems administrator until 2006.
Between 2008 and 2010, he was the Standard Media Group’s head of ICT before he resigned to work for Kenya Seed as the chief information officer until 2012.
Between 2012 and 2014, he was head of ICT at Nzoia Sugar Company.
Until his arrest, he was at the PSC headquarters where he was the second in command at the ICT department since 2015.
Police have since established that the man was born in Uganda and attended Magwa Primary School in Jinja. But he completed primary education at Army Primary School, also in Jinja.
He left his home country for Kenya, where he was enrolled in Standard Eight at Apuoyo primary school in Uchiwe Village in Gem, Siaya. He was admitted to Form One in Yala in 1986 but dropped out the same year. Detectives who dug into his past also revealed, in a report seen by the Daily Nation, that he moved to Nairobi in 1989 and lived with a relative.
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