Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria’s close ally and Juja by-election candidate George Koimburi has gone into hiding with police launching a manhunt to net him.
This is after the Kiambu Law Court issued a warrant of arrest against the politician who is wanted for forgery of his accademic papers which have since been deemed fake.
A warrant of arrest was issued after Koimburi failed to appear in court to answer four charges of forgery.
Detectives familiar with the deatila os the case said that the suspect was either on a run or was in hiding as a result of the shameful discovery made.
Police accused the aspirant of forging certificates from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
His troubles began shortly after he submitted his papers to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) when in a letter dated March 15, 2021 when the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) wrote to the university seeking authenticity of the certificates presented.
JKUAT’s Office of the Registrar of Academic Affairs would respond stating that they do not have the records of Koimbutri nor was he ever issued with a certificate by the institution.
Things would move from bad to worse on April 12 when the DCI also sought authenticity of a KCSE certificate attached to the aspirant’s resume. The C+ certificate was alleged to have been issued by Eekalakala Secondary School in Matuu, Machakos County.
KNEC responded, refuting reports that Koimburi registered and sat KCSE exams at the school in 1994. The school’s principal also wrote to the DCI saying that the index alleged to be Koimburi’s belonged to another candidate.
Koimburi is seeking to vie on the Peoples Empowerment Party associated with Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.