On Monday, June 13, Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja said that he graduated from a Ugandan University after he was pressed to come clean about his academic qualifications.
In an affidavit filed before the IEBC Disputes Resolution Committee, Sakaja claimed that he graduated from Team University with a Bachelor of Science in Management.
The following day, the Commission of University Education (CUE) revoked the recognition of the Nairobi gubernatorial candidate to ascertain if indeed the certificate was legit.
However, on Friday, June 17, the commission said it won’t relent on its course to authenticate Sakaja’s degree certificate.
Addressing journalists in Nairobi, CUE chairman Professor Chacha Nyaigotti Chacha instead challenged the UDA gubernatorial candidate to present his graduation photo while wearing the gown.
To prove the authenticity of his degree certificate CUE further wants Sakaja to produce a letter of admission from the University, Student Identity Card, and Credit Accumulation and Transfer System.
To lay the matter to rest, Sakaja is further required to produce course descriptions for the Bachelor of Science in Management, course units are taken as well as transcripts among other documents.
This seems to be a very difficult task for Sakaja who does not even remember his University deskmates.
In his reply to an affidavit filed challenging his degree certificate, the senator said he holds a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Team University in Uganda.
“That among other qualifications and awards of excellence, I hold a Bachelor of Science in Management degree conferred upon me by TEAM University in Uganda having satisfied all requirements for the award,” Sakaja said in his replying affidavit.
At the same time, he dismissed allegations that his name was missing from the graduation booklet saying those behind the petition deliberately left omitted his name while filing the petition.
“For nefarious goals, the complainants have fraudulently omitted relevant pages of the graduation booklet that bear my graduation credentials,” he stated.