The Lusaka Magistrates Court has sentenced a 38-year-old man of Lusaka’s Chalala area to three (3) years’ imprisonment with hard labour for corrupt practices involving uttering of false documents and obtaining pecuniary advantage.
Principal Resident Magistrate Mwaka Mikalile found Kelvin Mulenga, of Plot No. 2803, off Shantumbu area, Chalala guilty on one count of making a false document, two counts of uttering a false document, and one count of obtaining pecuniary advantage contrary to the laws of Zambia.
This is according to a statement issued by Anti-Corruption Commission spokesperson, Queen Chibwe.
In Count one, particulars of the offence are that Mulenga, on unknown dates but between 28th July 2006 and 30th September 2013 in Lusaka, with intent to deceive or defraud, without lawful authority or excuse, made a false document namely, Bachelor of Science Degree Certificate in Civil Engineering purporting that the said degree certificate was genuinely awarded to himself by the Copperbelt University Council when in fact not.
In the second and third counts, details are that Mulenga, between 1st January 2013 and 31st December 2014, knowingly and fraudulently uttered a false document namely a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering to the Local Government Service Commission, and the Engineering Registration Board for employment as a civil engineer and issuance of a practicing license as a civil engineer respectively.
In the Fourth Count, Details are that Mulenga, between 1st January 2013 and 31st December 2017 obtained pecuniary advantage by false pretences when he earned K 340, 064.56 in remuneration when he worked as a civil engineer at Lusaka City Council when he was in fact not a qualified civil engineer.