The Senator’s father David Meja Malala is said to have once owned a printing firm in Kakamega town known as Premier Printing Press. That printing press became notorious for printing fake academic certificates, churning out thousands of fake Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees bearing the names of Kenya’s top High Schools, Colleges and Universities
Embattled Kakamega County Senator Cleophas Malala’s academic records and the degree he allegedly holds from the United States International University-Africa (USIU) have been the talk of the town for days now. Sources in Kakamega told The Weekly Vision that suspicions over the Senator’s academic papers are not new.
There have been questions about how the Malala family and the genuineness of academic papers some of them have, some people allege the issue runs deep in the family.
The Senator’s father David Meja Malala is said to have owned a printing firm in Kakamega town known as Premier Printing Press. That printing press became notorious for printing fake academic documents, churning out hundreds of fake Certificates, Diplomas and Degrees bearing the names of Kenya’s top High Schools, Colleges and Universities public and private. It is from this handsome income that the Senator’s father managed to erect a Four-Star Premier Hotel in Kakamega town.
During its heydays, the Senator’s family-owned printing press conducted booming business making hundreds of thousands of shillings daily. It is because of his reckless activities and arrogance that Malala Sr. drew the attention of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) sleuths and on countless occasions since 1996 the sleuths arrested him countless times arraigning him in Kakamega, Bungoma, Kisumu and Butere law courts charged with forgeries of academic documents.
Malala’s biggest target was the then-booming Mumias Sugar Company’s members of staff. He was charged in court for forgery of printing National Identification Cards, Birth Certificates, Baptismal cards and even fake title deeds, but his money-spinning category was churning out fake university degrees.
At the time Senator Cleophas Malala was just an apprentice in his father’s printing business, it was a perfect learning opportunity for the Senator. It is perhaps through forgery that hoisted him into the Senate and a shot at the Kakamega County Gubernatorial seat.
This brings into question how many fake degrees and certificates David Malala; the Senator’s father gave out to unqualified characters now on the payroll of various public and corporate offices? Leading lawyers based in Kakamega town used to bail him out almost on weekly basis. Court records show that Malala Sr was on many different occasions convicted for manufacturing documents but somehow because of his financial and political clout, he was able to stay out of custodial sentences.
A suspicious document allegedly from The United States International University (USIU) has since been circulating on social media sites alleging that Senator Malala never completed his studies at the university.
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