The 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.
A search on Sakaja’s name the website said ‘search yielded no results’.
UoN is yet to issue a statement on its decision to drop Sakaja’s name from the institution’s website and why it had initially listed him as its alumni.
Following pressure on Sakaja’s academic credentials, UoN Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Affairs Prof Julius Ogeng’o noted that Sakaja’s transcripts were incomplete as they had not been signed by the university.
He also noted that there was no record of graduation.
“He undertook the programme, Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science, at University for four years from 2003/2004 to 2007/2008,” Prof Ogeng’o said in a verification letter to the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
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