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DCI digs deeper into Sakaja’s, Wavinya’s degrees

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[Machakos Gubernatorial Candidate Wavinya Ndeti with her Nairobi counterpart Johnson Sakaja. Photo/Courtesy/June, 18, 2022].

The Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has launched investigations into the alleged forgery of credentials committed by Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Johnson Sakaja and his Machakos counterpart Wavinya Ndeti.

In a statement, the DCI says it has taken into consideration the information from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) that questioned the validity of Sakaja and Wavinya’s degrees.

Degree is one of the requirements for governorship candidate following the huge responsibilities that comes with the top county seat, and according to a recent report by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), some politicians do not qualify for the elective posts following their questionable academic credentials.

Team University

Sakaja, one of the Nairobi Gubernatorial candidates on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket and who presented a degree from the Team University located in Kampala, Uganda was later questioned about the validity of the same.

Commission for University Education (CUE) later nullified Sakaja’s degree saying it was fraudulently acquired.

On her part, Wavinya Ndeti who is running for the Machakos Gubernatorial seat also presented a degree to the electoral body that remains questionable.

Ndeti who is running for the Machakos gubernatorial seat on a Wiper ticket is said to have accomplished a degree in Computer science in the UK for just 10 months, which according to the IEBC it is not possible.

Witch-hunt

However, the two maintain that there is political witch-hunt in their tribulations.

The Nairobi Senator is blaming President Uhuru Kenyatta saying he has been working day and night to lock him out of the Nairobi gubernatorial race in favour of his political candidate Polycarp Igathe.

“We all know the plans and the President has been calling the Team University in Uganda to force them to cancel my academic qualifications. I want to assure him that I will be in the ballot come August, 9 during the general elections,” noted Sakaja.

Investigations

But the DCI says it has served the two, Sakaja and Wavinya with summons, to appear before it to shed more light on their academic qualification.

In a statement, DCI says the whole circle involved in the alleged fraud including government agencies that may have aided the fraud should be properly investigated.

Earlier, the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Hajj tasked the DCI to launch investigations into the issue so that it is conclusively resolved.