The National Police Service (NPS) has opened investigations to establish the legitimacy of the degree certificate presented by Machakos gubernatorial candidate, Wavinya Ndeti, to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
In a statement dated Saturday, June 18, the Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai, directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to move with speed and establish the authenticity of the certificates used by Wavinya in her clearance to run for the county’s top seat.
NPS noted that it is constitutionally mandated to investigate such cases and make its findings public.
“The National Police Service (NPS) has taken cognizance of the ongoing debate in the public domain on allegations touching on the genuineness of university academic certificates and supporting documentation presented to IEBC for clearance by some aspirants for political seats in the forthcoming General Election,” read the NPS statement signed by spokesperson Bruno Shioso.
Mutyambai also directed DCI to also investigate Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s degree certificate to ascertain whether he actually studied in Uganda or not.
“Owing to the constitutional and legal mandate bestowed upon it, the NPS has commenced criminal investigations into the genuineness of the certificates presented for clearance to the IEBC by two political aspirants namely Hon Johnson Sakaja and Hon Wavinya Ndeti and determine if any offense has been committed,” stated the NPS.
This comes just a day after Wavinya shared a letter reportedly acquired for London South Bank Uniersity confirming she is a student.
The letter indicated that the former CAS pursued a Computer Science Degree from September 1994 to July 1995, only taking 10 months.
“This is to confirm that the above-named person (Wavinya Oduwole) was a full-time student at South Bank (now London South Bank University) from September 1994 to July 1995 studying on the BSc (Hons) Computing Studies Course,” read London South Bank University letter dated October 15, 2018.
“Wavinya Oduwole successfully completed the course and was awarded a Lower Second Class Honours(2.2) on July 18, 1995.”
On the hand, Sakaja has been given 10 conditions by the Commission for University Education (CUE) to ascertain if he indeed he graduated from Team University
More to follow…