How cyber café operator was busted while forging Certificates of Good Conduct
A cyber café operator who was allegedly found making police clearance certificates in Obama estate in Njiru Subcounty in Nairobi has been charged with forgery.
Mr Kelvin Ochieng Onyango was arraigned before the Makadara Law Courts to answers to charges of forging a police clearance certificate for John Waithaka with intent to deceive him on January 14, 2023 in contravention of section 350 and 351 of the penal code.
Mr Waithaka had gone to the cyber café to seek help in starting the process of obtaining the document.
The accused person allegedly told him that he did not need to have his fingerprints taken by the police as he could make it for him at a lower cost.
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Mr Waithaka paid a deposit after they agreed on the charges for the criminal status certificate.
While waiting for the same to be processed, he proceeded to Obama Police Station where he asked some police officers whether it was possible to get the certificate without giving fingerprints and they told him fingerprints taking is a mandatory requirement for the process.
It is then that he informed them of his deal with Mr Onyango and led two police officers to the cyber café where they found Mr Onyango in the process of making the certificate.
After a short while, he received his certificate and tipped the cops who stormed the cyber where they found Mr Onyango allegedly making a second copy of the document for Mr Waithaka.
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The suspect was arrested and the officers conducted a search in the cyber café where they recovered several similar documents made for different people.
The officers confiscated a computer the suspect was using to make the documents and other documents he had allegedly made.
They escorted him to the station where further investigations were done before he was arraigned in court.
Mr Onyango denied the charges before Senior Resident Magistrate Mercy Malingu. The accused person was released on a cash bail of Sh50,000.
The case will be mentioned on February 23, 2023 before hearing starts on March 27, 2023.
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