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City teacher in court over Kenya High Form One admission scam

A primary school teacher in Nairobi has been charged with forging Form One admission letters for Kenya High School (KHS).

Mr Enock Musungu Wanyonyi was accused issuing three letters to standard eight pupils alleging they had been offered Form One vacancies at Kenya High.

Mr Wanyonyi had allegedly authored the letters which he issued to Ms Maina Faith Wanjiku, Ms Kariuki Stacey Njambi and Ms Mercy Mumbi Wang’ondu purporting they had been signed by the principal of Kenya High.

He denied that he forged the letters on December 13, 2017.

Mr Wanyonyi purported that the letters were genuine and valid invitations to the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidates.

CONSOLIDATED

The prosecution said the case against Mr Wanyonyi will be consolidated with another in which suspects have already pleaded and is listed for hearing February 2, 2018.

The magistrate heard that the suspects in the previous case are out on a bond of sh200,000 with an alternative cash bail of sh100,000.

Ms Mutuku directed the accused to deposit a similar amount of money before he can be released from custody.

Defence lawyer applied to have the bail terms altered saying they are punitive.

But the magistrate declined saying; “ they are commensurate with the charges filed against the suspect.”

Ms Mutuku directed the accused to be released after complying with the bail terms imposed.

She further directed that the case be mentioned on February 2, 2018 for consolidation with the one against suspects earlier charged.