Kisumu MCA arrested over forged academic documents


Kisumu MCA arrested over forged academic documents
Manyatta B MCA Pamela Akinyi Odhiambo. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • The MCA allegedly presented a fake document of her completion letter from KCA University to the IEBC during the 2017 General Election.
  • Western Region Deputy Head Chibole Aura said they are also in pursuit of a former KCA University staff in Kisumu who they have established helped her in the forgery.
  • Mr. Aura spoke while addressing the press at the EACC offices in Kisumu where the MCA was being processed.

Detectives from the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission (EACC) on Wednesday arrested Manyatta B Member of County Assembly (MCA) Pamela Akinyi Odhiambo over alleged forgery of her university papers.

According to EACC, the MCA allegedly presented to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) a fake completion letter from KCA University to be cleared for the 2017 elections.

“After the 2017 General Election, the Commission received a report that the MCA had forged her documents prompting EACC to conduct investigations,” read one of the tweets.

Confirming the arrest, Western Region Deputy Manager Chibole Aura said they are also in pursuit of a former KCA University staff in Kisumu identified as Alfred Otieno Ouma who they have established helped her in the forgery.

Mr. Aura, while addressing the press at the EACC offices in Kisumu where the MCA was being processed, said the office of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) had given consent for her to be arrested and charged.

The MCA will be arraigned at the Kakamega Anti-Corruption Court on Thursday where she will take plea.

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