Two Kenyan students have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the forgery of academic transcripts.
Kinyanjui Wangiru, a student of Business studies at Busoga University and Dennis Mungeri are accused of forging transcripts.
The suspects were arrested on the orders of Grace Tusubira, the Dean of Students, Busoga University. The matter was brought to the attention of the university by a tipster.
The duo aided by another student who is currently on the run, is alleged to have opened up a secretarial bureau from where they have been forging transcripts of Busoga University and other universities.
Tusubira says that the suspects are believed to part of a bigger clique of Kenyan students who have been involved in transcript forgeries.
On learning that they were being trailed, Mungeri fled Busoga University and enrolled as a new student at Ndeje University. The third suspect is believed to have enrolled at the Mountains of the Moon University in Fort-Portal.
Tusubira says that the university has over time recorded several complaints about the Kenyan students many of who skip classes and examinations only to turn up for graduation but with no transcript to claim.
The suspects have been handed over to police in Jinja for further investigation.
Committing Forgery is contrary to sections 327 of the penal code act and anyone found guilty of committing such an offence risks a three year prison sentence.