Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) detectives have arrested a woman suspected of producing and selling fake birth and death certificates in Kiambu County.
Veronica Wanjiru Kamondo, identified as the main suspect in the fraud scheme, was nabbed by immigration and citizen services detectives in Kiambu town.
Kamondo then led the sleuths to her house in Kirigiti where over 190 fake birth and death certificates were retrieved.
“Also recovered were identity cards and materials suspected to be used in the production of the fake cards, that are then issued to unsuspecting victims at a fee,” DCI said.
DCI added that the suspect was being probed in order to allow further police action.
DCI announces crackdown on fake documents
As detectives work to unravel culprits behind the fake certificates syndicate, they arrested another group of fraudsters earlier this year in possession of counterfeit police clearance certificates, IDs, and academic certificates.
George Kiplagat, Alex Kibet and Washington Omondi were arrested in February in Eldoret for defrauding unsuspecting members of the public within Eldoret town and its environs.
On February 11, DCI boss George Kinoti announced the commencement of a countrywide crackdown on forged academic documents.
The crackdown is being carried out in conjunction with the Kenya National Qualifications of Authority (KNQA).
KNQA Director-General Dr. Juma Mukhwana reveals that a third of Kenyans working in the formal sector have counterfeit academic documents.