A Kenyan pilot has been accused of using a fake Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) certificate to gain admission into aviation college.
Ahmad Nassir Dirie who has been flying for eight years was charged with forging the KCSE certificate for the 2007 national exam, purporting that it was given to him by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).
Dirie’s charge sheet says that on 30th July, 2011, at Ninety Nines Flying School, Wilson Airport, he deceived the institution’s head of training by presenting the ‘forged’ certificate, to gain admission.
Apparently, Dirie’s forgery was discovered when he uttered the false document at the Anti-Terror Police Unit (ATPU) Headquarters in Upper Hill Nairobi, on January 6, 2021.
Part of the charge sheet reads; “On unknown date and place, within the Republic of Kenya with intent to deceive without lawful authority or excuse, with others not before the court, you made a document namely Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education S/No.3443626 for the year 2007 Examination purpotting it to be a genuine K.C.S.E Certificate issued to you by the Kenya National Examination Council.”
Dirie denied the charges, pleading for linient bond terms. He was released on a KSh50,000 cash bail or bond of KSh100,000.
The case will be mentioned in February.