• She noted that the former Prime minister's academic credentials have been questioned including the institutions he attained them from.
• The debate on the validity of university degrees for presidential and gubernatorial aspirants has been the talk of town following revelation that Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja might not have a degree.
The United Democratic Alliance party has poked holes into the qualifications of Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
Speaking on Tuesday, the party's secretary-general Veronica Maina said the issue of qualification for public office holders is a matter that needs to be looked at from a wider public view.
She noted that the former Prime minister's academic credentials have been questioned including the institutions he attained them from.
"Questions have also been cast on the credentials of presidential candidates. You have seen a lot of headlines questioning the university that our biggest opponent Raila Amollo Odinga qualified from and it becomes a big question that needs to be looked at not through the lenses of just one candidate, but a wider public question," Veronica said.
The UDA secretary-general also said that it was claimed Roots Party presidential candidate George Wajackoyah has 14 degrees, a matter that institutions that offered the 'degrees' should confirm.
"The institutions that trained him (Wajackoyah) are the ones to tell us how many are recognised and how many are not."
The debate on the validity of university degrees for presidential and governor candidates has been the talk of town following the revelation that Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja might not have a degree.
Petitions filed at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission over his clearance to vie for Nairobi Governor say that Sakaja did not graduate from the University of Nairobi.
He, however, insists that he has a degree that he acquired from Team University in Uganda, between 2014 and 2016.
On Monday, Sakaja said that he graduated but his opponents omitted his name from the graduation booklet for selfish reasons.
In an affidavit, the Nairobi senator claimed the complainants left out a page showing his name on the graduation list of the university, which is located in Uganda.
"For nefarious goals, the complainants have fraudulently omitted relevant pages of the graduation booklet that bear my graduation credentials," Sakaja said.
"The personalized vendetta and smear campaign against me by the Complainants is unworthy of response, save to point out that the same is absolutely reckless and in absolute abuse of legal process," he added.
Sakaja dismissed as fatally defective complaints challenging his nomination and clearance to contest.
In September 2020, Sakaja publicly admitted that he had never schooled outside the country.