Catholic University Students Charged For Bribery

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Sometimes your time in campus flies so fast and you soon realize it’s over. That’s when the reality that your folks and all the stakeholders in your education are waiting for you to graduate.

In the process, students who didn’t really make use of their time in school result in dubious means such as buying their way into the graduation list, lest your whole village come to the city only to find their child hasn’t fulfilled the village dream. There is however the risk of getting caught as is with many malpractices; and that’s what befell Law students Jecinta Kiguru Mugure and Joan Kariuki Wanjiru.

The Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA) students were charged with bribing their way into the graduation list at a cost of Ksh 820,000. The two offered the bribe to the college’s Deputy Registrar Academic Affairs in an effort to get their names in the recently concluded CUEA graduation ceremony, last month. the prosecution told the court:

“The accused persons wanted to be allowed to graduate on October 28th,2016, with certificates in Law which they did not qualify for, a matter related to the affairs of the said UNIVERSITY officer,” 

The two were arrested in October 27 and were released with a fine of Ksh 15,000 bond each following an arraignment in court. They have further denied the charges after appearing in court and were released on a bond of Ksh 300,000 each as well as a surety of a similar amount, pending the mentioning of their case on November 28th, 2016.