The University of Nairobi has finally owned Nairobi senator and gubernatorial hopeful Johnson Sakaja, days after revealing that he (Sakaja) enrolled in an Actuarial Science course in the institution but did not complete his studies.
Updated on the official University website, Faculty of Science and Technology (sciencetechnology.uonbi.ac.ke/alumni), the institution listed Sakaja among the nine notable alumni serving in political arena and government posts.
“Sakaja Johnson (born 2 February 1985) is the current Senator of Nairobi County. He joined the University of Nairobi, where he graduated with a degree in Actuarial Science. At UON, Sakaja set up a financial consultancy firm, Arthur Johnson Consultants, during his fourth year on campus,” reads the updated UoN website.
The University of Nairobi deputy vice-chancellor professor Julius Ogeng’o had written a letter to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) indicating that Sakaja joined the institution in 2003 to pursue actuarial science but never completed the course for graduation.
Sakaja had earlier on, presented Team University (Uganda) degree to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for clearance for Nairobi gubernatorial contest.
However, four petitioners had lodged a case with Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Disputes Resolution Committee chaired by Willis Otieno, seeking the commission to revoke Sakaja’s clearance certificate over fake degree allegations.
According to the petitioners, Sakaja obtained the aforementioned degree in Bachelor of Science in Management from Team University falsely since he had no time to study, while at the same time serving as a full-time legislator.
Sakaja dismissed the claims terming them inconsequential and aimed at axing his political ambition of leading the capital city in the August race.
He argued that his degree is valid and was genuinely obtained from the institution, Team University.
Sakaja has been on record claiming that he graduated from the University of Nairobi in Actuarial Science. IEBC Tribunal is set to determine the case tomorrow, Wednesday.