Three people were arrested in Eldoret for printing fake police clearance certificates and ID cards.
The three men were also caught with, among other documents and fake academic papers.
It is suspected that George Kiplagat, Alex Kibet and Washington Omondi are part of a larger fraudster syndicate, DCI George Kinoti said on Saturday.
Kinoti said the perpetrators inside Eldoret town and its environs are defrauding naive members of the public.
He warned that the Criminal Investigations Directorate is the only agency mandated to provide police clearance certificates and, as such, not only is any other clearance certificate issued from elsewhere null and void, but the recipient could also be in trouble.
The Kenya National Qualifications Authority and the DCI proposed early in the week to work together to deal with academic fraud in the nation. Click here to read the story