Matiang'i tells off CJ Maraga in a rare show off

He told Maraga to up the game as his Judiciary has been providing hideouts for quacks to operate.

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Matiang’i has criticised the Judiciary over the thriving cases of fake academic papers in the country, arguing that the Judiciary had been giving holders of bogus papers the opportunity to get jobs.

Speaking while on a visit at St Mary’s Yala Boys High School in Siaya County, Matiang’i challenged the Judiciary to be firm and play a just role in providing solutions on fake academic papers, adding that cushioning such culprits would thwart the effort to root out fake papers.

“I have much respect for the Judiciary as an independent arm of the Government, but they need to be part of the solution to this problem. You cannot provide hideouts for quacks,” said Matiang’i.

According to the CS Mating’i, most people with fake academic certificates had taken advantage of the Judiciary, where they rush to seek court orders to be allowed to secure opportunities using the questionable qualifications.

He said the forgiveness of qualifications was a recipe for corruption and impunity, which has bedeviled the country.

The CS’s comments came amid increased cases of forgery of academic papers with Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, MP Oscar Sudi and Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu having been challenged over the authenticity of their academic papers.

Mr Waititu has, however, been cleared by the courts.

Meanwhile, Mombasa governor Hassan Ali Joho is still under probe over allegations that he forged his way into the university, using a manipulated Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education. He admitted having scored a D- (minus), with which in Kenya, one cannot gain entry into university. Joho is said to have changed the grade to a C-.

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