Kenya Kwanza gubernatorial hopeful for Nairobi seat Johnson Sakaja has disowned his name, Sakaja Koskei Johnson, while responding the falsely obtained Teams University degree allegations before the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Disputes Resolutions Committee chairperson Willis Otieno, today.
Sakaja claimed that he has never been known, identified nor addressed by the name Sakaja Koskei Johnson in any way.
He added that the person cited as the 1st correspondent is a complete strange to the Nairobi Gubernatorial candidates.
“I have never been known, identified or addressed by the name “SAKAJA KOSKEI JOHNSON” in any manner. The person cited as the 1st respondent in is a complete stranger to the election for the position of the governor,” said Sakaja.
“The allegations absolutely relate to one “SAKAJA KOSKEI JOHNSON” and not myself by any means or imaginary stretch. Complaint herein has miserably and fatally fallen on its own sword. May its soul rest in peace” he added.
Sakaja noted that his academic credentials were verified and certified reinstating his clearance for the gubernatorial contest.
He sought the IEBC Tribunal Disputes Resolutions Committee to throw away the case petitioned by Nairobi voter, Gakuru Wahome.
“My documents were certified to be in order…I was cleared to contest. The 24-four window provided for irredeemably lapsed on 8th June. The complaints herein are legally incompetent, fatally defective and procedurally untenable. My qualifications and academic credentials are not in doubt having been affirmed through a lawful process.” He argued.
Sakaja’s controversial academic credentials have rented a robust debate over the claims that he obtained Teams University degree falsely.
Sakaja’s case is set to be determined on Wednesday. If Sakaja will be axed from the race, then it might pose a far fetched perceived victory for Azimio – One Kenya candidate Polycap Igathe, who will wrestle with Kagure for the city hall position.