Government is planning to recover salary paid to a contractor who allegedly used fake academic certificates in securing the job.
Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy Corporation (REREC) assistant procurement manager Lillian Akoth appeared before Kisumu Chief Magistrate Peter Gesora on Tuesday.
Akoth was charged on accounts of “forgery, fraudulent acquisition of public property (salary), and violation of the Leadership and Integrity Act (2012).”
Akoth allegedly applied the job by filling a biodata form where she indicated that she had a Diploma certificate in Management(Purchasing option) from the Kenya Insititute of Management.
The mother of three allegedly submitted “forged” documents of the same to REREC on February 1, 2018, saying she acquired the certificate on November 9, 2017.
The court heard that Akoth was paid KSh81,719 for the months of May 2018 and June 2018 before the authenticity of her academic documents raised alarm.
The state has now applied to have the court compel Akoth to refund the money paid to her.
She was released on a bond of KSh200,000 with a surety of a similar amount after denying the charges against her.
The case will be heard on July 20, 2021.