Machakos gubernatorial candidate on Wiper party ticket Wavinya Ndeti is among politicians battling fake academic allegations.
In a complaint filed before the IEBC’s disputes resolution committee, Gideon Ngewa Kenya and Kisilu Mutisya stated that Wavinya Ndeti’s computer science degree is fake.
Kenyans on social media have been challenging the politicians who have legitimate academic papers to at least share proof of their graduation.
Wavinya a close ally of the Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka took to social media to offer proof that indeed his degree certificate was legally acquired.
On Tuesday, June 15, the Machakos gubernatorial candidate shared a photo of her graduation day alongside classmates noting that time had gone by fast since her special day.
In the photo, a lithe-looking Ndeti posed next to two of her former classmate alongside a man and a woman who it is not clear if they were her parent.
“A rare photo of a young girl whose dreams her parent’s believed in, and supported exponentially! How time flies!” Wavinya said.
The constitution of Kenya 2010 requires that all gubernatorial candidates must be holders of a degree from a University recognized in Kenya.
The petitioners alleged that although the Machakos gubernatorial candidate claims to have studied in the United Kingdom, there is no record of her ever registering in the UK under permutations of her name.
“She (Wavinya Ndeti) is not a holder of a degree recognized in Kenya. On November 6, 1992, she was purportedly awarded a Masters’s degree in Business systems analysis and design by the City University, London without having undertaken the first degree,” said the complainants.
Wavinya’s fate now lies in the IEBC dispute resolution committee which will determine of her degree is genuine or not.