After the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) requested him to clarify his university degree, Nairobi County gubernatorial hopeful Johnson Sakaja has finally responded.
According to the constitution, a candidate for governor must hold a degree from a Kenyan university.
Four applications were filed with the IEBC on Friday, alleging that Sakaja, the current Nairobi Senator, lacks a degree certificate.
Sakaja was disqualified by the IEBC, according to the four petitioners, because he did not graduate from the University of Nairobi as he stated.
However, Sakaja told IEBC on Monday that he had a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Team University in Uganda.
Sakaja has also questioned the validity of the petitions, claiming that each petitioner used a different name.
Sakaja stated, “I am not John Koskei Sakaja as they have alleged in those petitions.”
Sakaja will now have to wait for the IEBC to issue a full report before deciding whether or not to run in August.