Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has given Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja till 12pm Monday, June 13 to reply to four petitions filed against him.

Petitions filed against the senator were due to possible inaccurate academic certifications.

Dennis Gakuu Wahome, one of the petitioners, wanted the Senator removed from office since he didn’t have a degree, as required by the Constitution.

“The respondent has demonstrated fraud and forgeries that have the potential to erode the public confidence in and diminish the integrity of qualifications in Uganda and Kenyan degrees both regionally as well as globally,” Wahome stated. 

The academic certifications used by the IEBC to clear Sakaja have come to light as a result of the concerns surrounding his degree.

John Orindi, the University of Nairobi’s communications director, sent a statement to the media clarifying that the Senator had not yet graduated.

“It is true Sakaja was admitted to the university and was pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science, studied from the first year up to the fourth year, but is yet to graduate,” Orindi stated.