Sakaja to defend his academic qualifications before IEBC

Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja [Photo: The Star]

Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja has been allowed to table evidence defending his academic qualifications.

The IEBC tribunals wants him to provide against claims that he does not possess the required credentials to vie for in the Nairobi gubernatorial race.

This comes as 4 complainants raised issues regarding his academic qualifications.

The IEBC dispute resolution committee granted Sakaja’s lawyer Adrian Kamotho this allowance after pleading that the committee piles up substantial evidence on the allegations.

The University of Nairobi confirmed that the legislator is yet to clear from the institution.

This is as Sakaja had claimed, graduating from the institution with a degree in actuarial science.

The four cases against him were mentioned and consolidated and a hearing was set for Wednesday, June 15.

The complaints are challenging his clearance to run for office on grounds that his academic papers presented for clearance are fake, days after he was cleared by the electoral commission.

The first-term senator is eyeing Nairobi County’s gubernatorial seat on a UDA party ticket under the Kenya Kwanza coalition. 

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