NAIROBI, Kenya (June 14) – A non-governmental organization (NGO) has requested that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) investigate the authenticity of Nairobi County Senator Johnson Sakaja’s degree certificate.
Youth Advocacy Africa, an NGO, claimed through its lawyers that they had enough evidence to prove Sakaja’s Team University degree was obtained illegally.
The NGO claimed in the letter that Sakaja was never admitted to the institution, never took any exams, never graduated, and has no academic credentials from the said university.
“Our client is certain that the Degree Certificate issued to Sakaja is the result of illegality and collusion with key staff from Teams University who were illegally induced to issue the degree certificate,” the letter states.
The NGO also requests that Teams University in Uganda explain how Sakaja obtained the Degree Certificate.
They want Team University officers who issued Sakaja the ‘fraudulent’ certificate to face consequences.
The NGO went on to say that if the institution insists on Sakaja receiving the certificate, he must prove it by providing details of the payment he used to pay his tuition fees, evidence that he attended classes, and an explanation for why Sakaja’s name is missing from the graduation list.
On Monday, Sakaja defended his degree and asked the IEBC to dismiss a complaint challenging it.
Sakaja claims that his opponents purposefully omitted the relevant pages of the graduation booklet that contained his name.
Sakaja also requested that the IEBC dismiss the complaint because it was filed after the deadline.