On Tuesday, June 6, Johnson Sakaja was cleared by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat after presenting a degree from an Uganda institution, Team University where he claims to have pursued a Bachelor of Science in Management(External).
But a petition has been filed at the IEBC Dispute Resolution Committee challenging the validity of the degree presented by the youthful politician.
During the petition hearing reports emerged that Sakaja’s name was not on th list of the graduates and that the course Sakaja claims to have undertaken is not offered by the University.
To make matters worse for the youthful UDA politicians, the Commission of University Education (CUE) has revoked his degree.
“The Commission of University Education has however received material information about the authenticity of the degree you presented from Team University that will require further investigation to ascertain the validity of the said degree certificate.
“Consequently, by the CUE recognition procedures, we hereby revoke the recognition of your degree from the aforementioned university,” CUE chairman Chacha Nyaigoti Chacha said in a letter to Sakaja.
Yesterday Sakaja maintained that his academic papers are valid and that he was correctly conferred with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Management.
Sakaja who in 2017 claimed that he was a graduate of the University of Nairobi has been having a hard time convincing Kenyans that indeed he graduated from Team University.
Recently, a video taken in 2020 surfaced where he claimed to have never pursued education outside the country.
But Sakaja and his Kenya Kwanza alliance allies have termed his fake degree scandal as a political witch-hunt.