Pilot Who Flew Kenyans for 8 Years in Court for Using Fake Papers to Join Aviation School
A man accused of forging academic documents to enroll in pilot training has appeared in court.
Ahmad Nassir Dirie Olow, who flew Kenyans for eight years, is charged with making a false certificate for the 2007 KCSE examination, purporting it to be from the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).
He is alleged to have used the fake KCSE certificate to enroll in pilot training at Ninety Nines Flying School in Wilson Airport, Nairobi on July 30th, 2011.
Olow is said to have presented the false certificate to Lt. Col. Amin Ali, the head of training at Ninety Nines Flying School.
On Thursday, Wajir High School Principal Aden Kassim told the court that Olow did not sit for KCSE at the institution.
Kassim, who was testifying before Milimani senior principal magistrate Esther Kimilu, said the accused has never been a student at the school.
“I can confirm that through our school admission records, the said student Ahmed Nassir Dirie Olow was not our student, and index No 468021/012 is not our school code. Our correct school code is 46802101/012 and this index number belongs to one student namely Abdi Adow Yusuf and not Ahmed Nassir Dirie Olow as quoted,” he told the court.
The teacher noted that the KCSE certificate allegedly originating from the school was forged.
Another witness Adan Ali, who is a pilot and a director at Ninety Nines Flying Schools, told the court that he trained Olow and that he is qualified to fly.
But he admitted that the school did not verify documents submitted by Olow during his admission.
“We only do a physical verification of the documents in a way of comparing the documents with originals and ensuring the names match,” the pilot added.
Olow had reportedly been working as a pilot for an unnamed company for eight years before his arrest and arraignment early this year.
The hearing continues.