CONTROVERSY DEEPENS

UoN removes Sakaja from alumni list

Sakaja's name previously featured right above the late former vice president Prof George Saitoti's.

In Summary

• Sakaja's name previously featured right above the late former vice president Prof George Saitoti's name on the university's website.

• Sakaja's academic credentials have come under heavy scrutiny since his clearance by the IEBC to vie for the Nairobi governor seat on August 9.

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja on June 14, 2022.
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja on June 14, 2022.
Image: JOHNSON SAKAJA/TWITTER

The University of Nairobi has deleted Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja's name from the list of alumni graduates.

Sakaja's name previously featured right above the late former vice president Prof George Saitoti's on the university's website under the Faculty of Science and Technology.

He had been listed as having graduated with a degree certificate in Actuarial Science.

The senator's academic credentials have come under heavy scrutiny since he was cleared by IEBC to vie for the Nairobi governor seat on August 9 on a UDA ticket.

Four complainants filed petitions with the commission seeking the revocation of the clearance certificate on grounds that Sakaja is unqualified to contest for the seat.

The law makes it mandatory for gubernatorial aspirants to be holders of a degree from a recognized university.

The complainants have in their affidavits questioned the credibility of Sakaja's degree from Team University in Uganda on whose strength IEBC cleared him. 

Sakaja has also been quoted severally saying he graduated from the University of Nairobi with a degree in Actuarial Science.  

The university said he was and still is a student at the university but he never graduated.  

But Sakaja insists all his university academic credentials are credible.

IEBC's Dispute Resolution Committee is expected to pronounce itself on the petitions before it on Wednesday.

The committee held hearings on the matter on Tuesday.

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