United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate for Nairobi gubernatorial contest Johnson Sakaja has cleared the air over the hullabaloo revolving around his questionable academic credentials following the previous boastful allegations of having graduated from The University of Nairobi in Actuarial Science course.
Speaking on Friday, 1st July, 2022 during an exclusive interview at Spice FM, Sakaja noted that he lacked school fees to complete his studies at the University of Nairobi.
“I did not complete my studies at The University of Nairobi because I lacked school fees. By the time I had money, I was embarrassed and shy to go back to the institution complete two or three units remaining. But I will go back and complete the units and graduate” he said.
He also defended his controversial Team University degree certificate, citing that he pursued E-learning courses to acquire Bachelor of Science in Management (External) degree from the institution.
On Thursday, 30th June, 2022, Commission for University Education revoked senator Sakaja’s degree certificate recognition, noting that he failed to submit pieces of evidence to prove that he graduated from the institution.
“Based on these findings and in compliance with the ongoing provisions of sections of The Universities Act, 2012, Part XI of The Universities Regulations 2014, The Universities Standards and Guidelines, 2014, and the Standards for recognition and Equation of qualifications and granted the disclaimer in the certificate of recognition issued, the Commission has come to the inescapable decision to that the purported degree certificate of Bachelor of Science in Management (External) is ineligible for recognition,” the letter states.
This comes barely a week after CUE had withdrawn the revocation of Sakaja’s certificate that had served a greenlight to senator’s gubernatorial bid.
Other candidates eyeing for the city hall seat includes; Azimio – One Kenya coalition candidate Polycap Igathe (Jubilee) and Independent candidate Agnes Kagure.