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Head of public service cracks the whip on staff with forged papers

Head of Public Service Felix Koskei. [Boniface Okendo, Standard]

Public servants who used forged academic credentials to secure employment have been put on notice.

Felix Koskei, the head of public service said the government is continuously verifying certificates of public servants across the country to ensure that qualified personnel are in office.

Koskei said qualified people should hold the right positions and deliver quality services to Kenyans.

He cautioned elected leaders against any attempts to protect those found to have forged their documents and recruited to public positions.

“There are those who have gone to River Road and other places to forge certificates and secure public jobs. Some have been recruited as teachers, police or chiefs but when their credentials are checked, they are found to be forged,” he noted.

Koskei said; “I am very clear as head of public service, we are not going to tolerate this. We are continuously checking certificates and academic papers to ensure that the right people are in the right jobs. Those who want to reap from where they don’t deserve, will not be allowed.”

He said forgery is criminal and those found will be arrested noting that they are teaching the young generation wrong things.

‘‘Leaders should not to succumb to blackmail from fraudsters found with forged documents. People should be patient and achieve their qualifications genuinely. Those who do not qualify for higher learning institutions after Form Four, can achieve their goals through vocational training.’’

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