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Police allowed to detain businessman accused of forging IDs for refugees

A businessman accused of colluding with officials at the National Registration Bureau (NRB) to forge registration documents issued to refugees and foreigners has been remanded for five days.

Mr Mohammed Ali Ahmed was remanded to allow for further interrogation by the Anti- Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) on the alleged scam.

He will be charged alongside two senior officials at the National Registration Bureau (NRB) Ms Linet Nyamboke Omare and Ms Joyce Kwamboka.

The two NRB employees were separately ordered to be reporting to the ATPU offices.

Mr Ahmed appeared before senior resident magistrate Ms Hellen Onkwani on Wednesday, while Ms Nyamboke and Ms Kwamboka appeared before senior principal magistrate Charity Oluoch.


They all denied 10 counts of forgery filed against them by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko.

Besides reporting to the ATPU offices, the two NRB employees were orderd never to go any where near their offices to avoid interfering with the witnesses.

The three are alleged to have committed the alleged forgeries within a span of five years between 2012 and 2016.

Ms Nyamboke and Ms Kwamboka denied charges of altering registration documents which had been issued to refugees from Ethiopia , Somalia , Congo, Sudan and Rwanda.



Mr Ahmed will be produced in court on December 13, 2016 to answer to similar charges.