Pakistani woman charged with issuing fake permits, forging appointment letter
A Pakistani businesswoman alleged to be behind a syndicate that manufactures fake work permits has been charged.
Malika Ali appeared before magistrate Charity Oluoch yesterday and was charged with multiple counts of immigration fraud. The prosecution said Ali presented a forged appointment letter to the immigration headquarters at Nyayo House on August 5 purporting it to have been issued by Kenya Horticultural Ex- porters Ltd. Ali was also accused of making a false declaration on August 20 that her company, Azaan Business Consultant, had 10 employees, yet it has none. Ali has allegedly been issuing fake permits to unsuspecting foreigners. She was arrested in Parklands after being on the run for months, following a crackdown by immigration officials.
Ali denied all the charges and was ordered to pay Sh 500,000 bail.