Police have launched a search for Juja by-election candidate George Koimburi after the Kiambu Law Courts ordered for his arrest.
The arrest warrant was issued after he failed to appear in court to answer four charges of forgery.
Detectives attached to the case said the suspect was either on a run or was hiding.
Koimburi is seeking to vie on the Peoples Empowerment Party associated with Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
Police accused the aspirant of forging certificates from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
In a letter dated March 15, 2021, a week after he submitted his declaration form to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) wrote to the university seeking authenticity of the certificates presented.
In response, JKUAT’s Office of the Registrar of Academic Affairs said that they had no records of the certificates held by the politician.
The aspirant lost the 2017 parliamentary elections to the late MP Francis Waititu alias Wakapee who passed away on Monday, February 22 after a long battle with brain cancer.
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