Sakaja has been accused of forging a degree certificate to be cleared for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat in the August 9, elections.
On Thursday, June 16, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) threatened to arrest the politician over his ‘fake’ degree.
DCI boss George Kinoti said that claims by Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Johnson Sakaja to have acquired a degree amounts to an international organized crime syndicate.
However, the embattled senator in a Facebook post dared the detectives to arrest him.
Sakaja told DCI boss George Kinoti that he was available at his Riverside office and asked the detectives not to waste their time and resources in looking for him.
“Threats of arrest and persecution by the state will not intimidate us or change the will of Nairobi. Our resolve remains firm. Bwana DCI Kinoti, I’m at my Riverside office, karibu or let me know if you’d like me to come over,” Sakaja said.
While defending his academic papers, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) politician further stated that the woes surrounding his academic certificate are politically instigated by his opponents who want to intimidate him.
“Your office will not install a project on the people of Nairobi. My qualifications are legit and the relevant institutions have refused to play along with your games. Let the people decided,” he said.
The agency’s boss George Kinoti said he would not leave any stone unturned in bringing to book those implicated in academic fraud.
“We will not surrender our capital city to frauds. We will involve all international agencies in investigating and prosecuting anyone involved in academic fraud,” Kinoti told the Daily Nation.
Sakaja faces a three-year jail term if a court finds that he forged his academic degree certificate and transcripts.