By John Lepeto
The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has completed investigations into alleged forgery of academic certificates by Turkana Governor Jeremiah Lomurukai paving way for his prosecution.
The county boss is said to have forged his diploma and degree certificates which he claimed to have acquired from Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) according to the agency.
Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji had recommended the Governor’s arrest but he secured his freedom after securing an anticipatory bail on October 24.
Mr Lomurukai was supposed to appear in open court Thursday but did so virtually before Eldoret High Court Justice Reuben Nyakundi as the Presiding judge was away for some official duties.
The Governor will face uttering false documents and giving false information to the electoral agency charges.
North Rift EACC Region boss Japheth Baithalu said the agency had a watertight case against the leader who is liable to criminal charges for having fake academic documents.
Reports indicate that EACC is also pursuing former senior county officials who served during Josphat Nanok’s tenure believed to have used falsified documents to secure jobs.
The Governor, who is the immediate former Loima MP and served as a councillor during the defunct local government, won the seat in the August 9 elections after garnering 66, 631 votes against his closest competitor and former Petroleum and Mining CS John Munyes 41, 866.