Sakaja’s Degree Officially Revoked By CUE in a Letter to IEBC
Nairobi Senator, Johnson Sakaja, has suffered a major blow in his quest to become the city’s fourth governor after the Commission for University Education (CUE) officially revoked the recognition of his degree from Team University, Uganda.
In a letter to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman, Wafula Chebukati, CUE Chief Executive Officer, Mwenda Ntarangwi, stated that the Commission no longer recognises the Senator’s degree.
The Commission noted that it received written information from the public that implied that the Nairobi gubernatorial hopeful was never admitted to the Kampala-based university.
Ntarangwi, in his statement, noted that Sakaja did not mention that he attended Team University in Uganda while declaring interest in the senatorial seat in 2017.
“That in Sakaja Johnson Arthur official declaration in 2017, while vying for the position of Senator, he indicated that the only higher education qualification he held was a degree from the University of Nairobi. There was no declaration made pertaining to Team University, from which he now states that he had obtained a degree in 2016.”
“The University of Nairobi has since written to the Commission, confirming that whereas he enrolled for a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science in 2003, he did not complete his studies,” stated CUE.
The Commission further noted that it is not accountable for the authenticity of the certificate or the identity of the certificate holder presented for recognition and/or equation, adding that it has the right to revoke such recognition of a degree certificate.
“The Commission retains the right to revoke recognition of the award in the event that it establishes any reason that makes the award in question ineligible for recognition and/or equation”