Five suspects are being held at the Nakuru Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) office in connection with the production of fake business permits and academic certificates.
The suspects were arrested following an impromptu raid at a cyber café in Nakuru’s central business district, following a tip-off. The raid, led by the Nakuru County Secretary Joseph Motari, DCI officer James Lelia and his officers led to impounding of computers, printers and a number of fake documents.
Among the suspects, include three cyber café business proprietors and two county government’s revenue collection department staff. “From October last year, we have been investigating factors behind our low revenue collection despite growing investment, especially in Nakuru town,” said Motari.
According to Motari, the two employees have been colluding with the unscrupulous individuals to process fake business permits. “One of the staff has been on internship placement with the department. He is Egerton university graduate who finished his internship but continued staying with us,” said Motari.
Another operation was carried out at the cyber cafe owner’s residence in White House estate. Among the documents impounded include banks’ pay slips, business permits, death and learning institutions certificates.