The Commission for University Education (CUE) has revoked Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s recognition of a degree from a Ugandan university.
Sakaja had presented a degree from Team University in Uganda for clearance to run for the Nairobi County gubernatorial seat.
In a letter addressed to the Senator, CUE chair Prof Chacha Nyaigotti-Chacha said the commission will need to investigate Sakaja’s degree.
CUE had cleared Sakaja on grounds that the university in question is recognized.
“CUE has, however, received material information about the authenticity of the degree you presented from Team University that will require further investigation to ascertain the validity of the said degree
“Consequently, in accordance to the CUE recognition procedures, we hereby revoke the recognition of your degree from the aforementioned university,” Nyaigotti-Chacha said.
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At the same time, University of Nairobi has dropped Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s name from its alumni list.
Nation reported that UoN edited its website three times on Tuesday, June 14 before making the changes amid the Senator’s degree drama.
The university edited out all the details leaving the fact that Sakaja was a student at the school from 2013 to 2016.
“Sakaja Johnson(born 2 February 1985) is the current Senator of Nairobi County. He joined (the) University of Nairobi from 2013 to 2016,” read the first edited post.
However, the university edited the post again and removed the years of his study, stating;
“Sakaja Johnson (born 2 February 1985) is the current Senator of Nairobi County. He joined (the) University of Nairobi.”
The final edit was a few minutes later when the Senator’s name was dropped from the university’s alumni list.
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A search on Sakaja’s name the website said ‘search yielded no results’.
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