Oscar Sudi in quarantine after contracting Coronavirus – court told as he fails to show up for his academic certificates forgery case

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 1 Mar, 2022 13:46 | < 1 min read
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi. PHOTO/COURTESY

Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi failed to show up in court for the hearing of his education certificate forgeries case after he contracted Coronavirus and is in quarantine, court has been told.

His lawyers led by Thomas Ruto told trial magistrate Felix Kombo that the MP has been advised by medics to remain segregated to recuperate.

Ruto urged the court to adjourn the matter for 30 days to allow his client to recover.

Prosecuting counsel Joseph Riungu confirmed that the defence lawyers called him on Monday to convey the same information that Sudi is unwell.

He added that he had two witnesses in court ready to testify in the matter.

Riungu did not oppose the request by the MP's lawyers to have the case taken out for a month seeing the case adjourned to March 24, 2022.

In the case, the MP is facing three counts of forging his academic certificates.

Sudi is accused of presenting the forged education papers at the electoral commission when he sought nomination for the 2013 general election.

He is also accused of forging his KCSE certificate.

In particular, the prosecution said his Diploma Certificate in Business Management, allegedly issued by the Kenya Institute of Management was forged.

The court heard that he committed the offence on January 31, 2013, at IEBC offices in Edoret, Uasin Gishu County.