Fazul stops re­port on false school pa­pers, mis­con­duct

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics -

The High Court yes­ter­day sus­pended the im­ple­men­ta­tion of a re­port by the Om­buds­man in­volv­ing fal­si­fi­ca­tion of aca­demic doc­u­ments by sus­pended NGO Co­or­di­na­tion Board boss Fazul Ma­hamed.

Jus­tice Ge­orge Odunga di­rected the com­mis­sion to file its re­sponse be­fore the De­cem­ber 14 hear­ing.

The Om­buds­man is in­ves­ti­gat­ing Ma­hamed on ac­count of al­leged forgery and fal­si­fi­ca­tion of aca­demic doc­u­ments, abuse of power and of­fi­cial mis­con­duct.

Ma­hamed claimed, how­ever, that on Oc­to­ber 27, Jus­tice Odunga sus­pended the Om­buds­man’s de­ci­sion to in­ves­ti­gate him, pub­lish the re­port or is­sue it to other au­thor­i­ties.

He says the Com­mis­sion for Ad­min­is­tra­tive Jus­tice (Om­buds­man’s Of­fice) has dis­re­garded the court or­der, com­pleted and cir­cu­lated the probe re­port.

Com­mis­sion sec­re­tary Leonard Ngaluma urged the court to dis­miss Ma­hamed’s ap­pli­ca­tion. He says the Om­buds­man’s of­fice ad­hered to the due process in in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

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