Court orders Kabogo to pay Waititu Sh5.3m for academic papers case

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo (L), Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu (R) /FILE
Kiambu Governor William Kabogo (L), Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu (R) /FILE

The High Court has ordered William Kabogo to pay

Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu Sh5.3 million over a case challenging the credibility

of his academic certificates.

The fee arose from a suit the Kiambu Governor filed, questioning the Panjab

University degree that Waititu holds.

Milimani deputy registrar Sharon Mwayuli issued the orders on Wednesday after Kabogo’s

petition challenging Waituti’s university degree was dismissed by the


The MP won the suit last December after a court ruled it lacked

jurisdiction to meddle in the dispute.

The Kabete legislator moved to court early this year in a bid

to compel Kabogo to offset the Sh50,960,422 he accrued from March 14,

2016 to date.

Waititu's court document say the amount sums up the total incurred

from the moment he instructed lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui to represent

him in the suit.

Kinyanjui had told the court to consider “the amount of work he

devoted to the proceedings and the time he consumed researching and

doing follow ups".

Kabogo, in his bid to bar Waititu from contesting in the August 8

general election, challenged his integrity and academic


The Governor had also accused Waititu of identity theft.

He alleged

Waititu was using another person’s academic papers and did not

have any post-primary school education, let alone a degree from the

university in India.

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