Waititu's MCA Arrested Over Forgery

  • Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and Members of Kiambu County Assembly. One of the MCAs was on Wednesday, October 15 arrested over forgery. File
  • A member of the County Assembly of Kiambu was on Wednesday, October 16, arrested over forgery claims. 

    The Kiamangi Ward MCA, Robert Kibe Githongo who was being sought after by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is set to be charged at the Milimani Law Courts.

    Confirming the arrest, EACC, stated that the fist-time MCA under governor Ferdinand Waititu's administration will be "charged before the anti-corruption Court in Milimani Nairobi for forging academic certificates and making a false declaration to the Commission."

    Kiamangi Ward MCA, Robert Kibe Githongo. He was arrested on Wednesday, October 16 by EACC over forgery claims.
    Kiamangi Ward MCA, Robert Kibe Githongo. He was arrested on Wednesday, October 16 by EACC over forgery claims.

    The MCA will answer to four counts of charges that include providing false information to EACC, making a false document, uttering a false document and making a false declaration.

    On October 2, following the allegations, EACC and the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had directed that Githongo be arrested.

    Past reports indicate that Githongo had used fake papers to enrol into a programme at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).

    The MCA who also doubles up as a pastor at the African International Pentecostal Church, was at the time accused of forging a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) slip and using it to join JKUAT to pursue a diploma.

    “The investigations commenced following an anonymous report that the suspect, a Member of County Assembly representing Kiamangwi ward used a forged KCSE certificate to enrol for a diploma certificate at JKUAT,” a notice in the Kenya Gazette read.

    The cleric had submitted his papers to the EACC as part of Section 13, of the Leadership and Integrity Act claiming he was a diploma holder.

    EACC headquarters at Integrity Centre in Nairobi. Kiamangi Ward MCA, Robert Kibe Githongo was arrested by EACC on Wednesday, October 16 for forgery.
    EACC headquarters at Integrity Centre in Nairobi. Kiamangi Ward MCA, Robert Kibe Githongo was arrested by EACC on Wednesday, October 16 for forgery.