Garissa University official arraigned in court over fake academic papers
Abdihakim Dakane, an official working at Garissa University was arraigned in court by EACC following his arrest over claims of forging his university Degree.
Today the suspect was arraigned at Garissa high court before Chief Magistrate H.M Nyamberi on seven charges including forgery contrary to section 345 read with 349 of the penal code.
Other counts in the charges include uttering false documents and giving false information to a person employed in public service.
The suspect denied all the counts and the chief magistrate ordered the suspect to be held at Garissa main prison until the next hearing which the magistrate will determine his fate of whether he will be given a bond.
However, after all the hullabaloos, Garissa University wrote a letter distancing themselves from the Dakane saying they collaborated with the EACC in conducting the investigation way back in 2018. They also say the man resigned from his job earlier in January this year.
“We would like to clarify that Abdihakim Dagane was not recruited using the alleged fake degree under investigation. The university has robust recruitment processes in place that involve thorough verification of academic qualification and professional experience,” reads a letter by the university in part.
The matter is said to be mentioned on 24 of April this year.
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