Johnson sakaja’s academic papers saga has taken a new direction as University of Nairobi confirmed that the Governor aspirant did not make it to graduate from the university.
He was admitted under a Bachelor of science in Actuarial science in 2003 , but he did not make it to graduate , according the university’s Communication Director John Orindi. He cited to an earlier university statement that claimed that the senator did not graduate in 2007 since his transcripts were incomplete notwithstanding his previous claims in some interviews.
According to our sources , Sakaja presented his papers from Team University in Uganda to the Independent ELectoral and Boundaries commission (IEBC) to be cleared . The papers have not yet been verified by anyone .
This raises questions on the validity of the papers of some aspirants like Sakaja who says got him on short notice. According to the certificate, the senator got a Bachelor of science in management on 21st October 2016. Sakaja’s name is missing on the University’s Graduation list .
The Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant has since sought that the Ugandan university be granted accreditation by the IEBC for University education. This was approved and Sakaja was granted the permission to run for the UDA ticket in the upcoming general elections .
Further suspicions have been raised after Sakaja declared that he had never studied outside the country from a leaked video . The university claims that he enrolled in an online program.
Sakaja has chalkenged the inapproval of his papers after being cleared by the IEBC claiming that he was fully competent to vie for gubenatorial race.
Senators are excempted from providing their degree papers since the constitution requires a degree from presidential candidates , presidential running mates , governors and their deputies.
This leaves questions on the credibility of Sakaja’s degree papers . Maybe this will take a new twist knowing how kenyan politics work. It also leaves questions on how many other Gubenatorial aspirants have credible degree papers . Rather it leaves questions on how many senators or Members of Parliament did not run for gubernatorial reason being not having degree certificates.