Revealed: Why Johnson Sakaja Is Being Frustrated Over His Ugandan Degree

KEY POINTS

  • Nairobi senator and gubernatorial hopeful Johnson Sakaja degree saga might turn ugly, with the senator ending behind bars.
  • Sakaja submitted his degree in Bachelor's of Science in Management from Team University in Uganda, to get clearance from IEBC
  • IEBC is expected to give a ruling on the Sakaja degree saga on Sunday.

Nairobi senator and gubernatorial hopeful Johnson Sakaja degree saga might turn ugly, with the senator ending behind bars.

Reports emerged on Thursday night that ‘deep state’ and the ‘system’ were planning to arrest Sakaja as well as Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir.

According to a statement by Hustler nation spokesperson Dennis Itumbi, detectives based in Lang’ata were attempting to lay an ambush for Sakaja and Korir.

“The instructions are clear, our agents report, ‘Nairobi has its owners, we can not allow anyone we do not control to be governor’,” Itumbi shared.

A report by The Nation also confirms that Sakaja was facing arrest on Thursday night with DCI revealing that he is suspected to be part of an international criminal syndicate.

According to DCI boss George Kinoti, Sakaja, alongside officials from Team University, are suspects in an organized criminal syndicate.

Kinoti told The Nation that,” We will not surrender our capital city to frauds. We will involve all the international agencies in investigating and prosecuting anyone with academic fraud.”

Sakaja submitted his degree in Bachelor’s of Science in Management from Team University in Uganda, to get clearance from IEBC so as to vie in the gubernatorial race under a UDA ticket. Sakaja was cleared to vie on June 7.

Four Kenyans however challenged his clearance on different grounds noting that he is not qualified . Three of the petitions were dismissed after the petitioners failed to appear for the hearing that was conducted by IEBC’s Dispute Resolution Committee. 

The fourth petition is challenging Sakaja’s degree qualification, saying that he was a fulltime MP and would not have gotten time to undertake the course.

The senator, who is said to have graduated in October 2016, has however been required to submit evidence including transcripts, admission date, admission letter, receipts indicating payment of fees as well as proof that he did the course.

In case he is found guilty of forging academic documents, Sakaja may be jailed for three years.

IEBC is expected to give a ruling on the Sakaja degree saga on Sunday according to section 349 of the penal code.

 

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