A Garissa University employee has been charged with forging degree certificates to earn a promotion.

Abdihakim Dagane Hassan allegedly forged a Bachelor of Business Information Technology from Mount Kenya University purporting it to be genuine, with an eye for promotion as senior computer technologist.

The official denied the charges when he appeared before Garissa Chief Magistrate H. Nyaberi.

On the first count, Dagane is accused of forging the Bachelor of Business Information Technology from Mount Kenya University.

It is alleged that he committed the offence on December 9, 2016 at an unknown place with an intent to defraud.

He was also accused of presenting false documents including the degree certificate and academic transcripts for registration number BBIT 2011/45678 during Academic Years 2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 for Degree in Bachelor.

The court heard that on 13th April, 2018 at Garissa University with intent to deceive, he presented the documents to the acting Vice Chancellor of Garissa University purporting them to be genuine documents.

Dagane is also accused of forging the transcripts an offence he allegedly committed between January 2011 and December 2015,at an unknown place with intent to defraud.

The charge stated that he knowingly provided false information to Dr Iddi Juma, an employee of Garissa University and a member of the shortlisting committee, to be considered for grade review for the position of Senior Computer Technologist Grade 11.

He committed the offence on or about 17th September 2019, claiming that he had a degree in BBIT, which information made him to be considered for promotion.

Dagane will remain in custody pending pre-bail report.


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