14 nabbed over fake certificates
Police on Friday arrested 14 employees of local hotel chain Sunbird Tourism Limited on suspicion that they possessed fake Malawi Schools Certificate of Education (MSCE) and Junior Certificate of Education (JCE).
Fridays raid, carried out in collaboration with the Malawi National Examinations Board (Maneb), is aimed at flashing out people with fake academic papers. Possession of a fake certificate already landed popular musician and Balaka North parliamentarian Lucius Banda in jail.
The 14 were among 19 employees whose certificates were allegedly fake after a vetting process of both the MSCE and JCE belonging to 375 employees of the hotel chain.
Maneb executive director Mathews Matemba confirmed the arrests but said police are yet to apprehend the remaining five because some of them are on leave while others are at large after they got wind of the raid.
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