Pak­istani woman charged with is­su­ing fake per­mits, forg­ing ap­point­ment let­ter

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Judiciary -

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.

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