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MKU sues ‘conman’ whom it had employed as a film maker from America

The prosecution also learned that the man allegedly tried to get into such a deal with another private university- The Aga Khan university.

By Norrice Azenganorriceazenga@kenyafreepressTuesday, 04 Oct 2016 17:30 EAT

Mr. Yves Tchoute, the man behind the MKU film drama.

Mount Kenya University (MKU) has sued a man whom it had employed as film maker after presenting fake documents. In the prosecution at a US court, MKU wants Mr. Yves Tchoute charged with false documentation which forced the university to incur huge financial loss. The prosecution also learned that the man allegedly tried to get into  a similar deal with another private university- The Aga Khan University.

Mr. Yves Tchoute approached the university claiming to be a film maker but turned out to be a conman. He is a Cameroonian immigrant living in the United States and landed in the university after it had advertised for vacancies in a bid to promote the new skills and professionalism in Africa’s film and movie industry.

The university was ready and willing to enter into a long term multi-million deal with Mr. Tchouta in order to come up with commercial films for the university’s department of creative and performing arts. But when it sought to know more about the “film maker”, he just said to have come from Atlanta city in Georgia State.

The university was not convinced and was forced to send its people to Atlanta only to be shocked on learning that the man was a promoter in a local bar within the city. With such information about the man, the university informed the police who moved in and arrested him.

MKU is one of the fastest growing universities in Kenya according to the latest report on universities. With its main campus located in Thika town, the University has experienced an enrollment of students from all over the country and also East and Central Africa.

The writer is a contributing writer for the Kenya Free Press.





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