United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Secretary-General Veronica Maina in an interview with Citizen TV challenged the 2022 presidential election front runner Raila Odinga to come clean on which university he graduated from.
Maina said there is a need to relook into the authenticity of the academic qualification of the four presidential candidates that were cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
However, in an interview with NTV on the night of Tuesday, June 14, IEBC Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Marjan Hussein stated that the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga met all the legal requirements.
Marjan said the poll agency had done due diligence on Raila’s academic qualification adding that he could not have been cleared to vie for the presidency if he did not meet the required academic thresh hold.
“You might have noted that the returning officer for clearing presidential candidates was IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati. Raila Odinga met all the legal requirements,” Marjan said.
This comes just days after controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna challenged the Wafula Chebukati-led commission to make public the original copy of Raila Odinga’s university certificate before clearing him.
“To Wafula Chebukati: Before you clear… Raila Odinga to run for president, can you publish the original copy of his degree certificate from a university recognized in Kenya? Not graduation booklets. Not citations. Just a genuine degree.” Miguna Miguna said in a social media post on Tuesday, May 31.
On his website, Rao.co.ke, which details personal and public facts about the long-serving opposition leader Raila Odinga is said to hold a degree in mechanical engineering.