Significant victory for SAKAJA as the High Court decides not to halt his August campaign because to his lack of a university degree.


Johnson Sakaja, a senator from Nairobi, has been given a reprieve in his campaign to succeed Anne Kananu as governor of Nairobi in August.

This comes after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was prohibited by the High Court from removing him from its list of approved candidates.

In his decision on Friday, Justice Anthony Mrima let the IEBC to continue printing the ballots while the matter was still pending.

Because of the dispute surrounding his degree certificate, Sakaja requested High Court injunction to prevent the IEBC from deleting his name from the list of candidates.

While Sakaja claims that his degree from Team University in Uganda was earned legitimately, the Commission for University Education (CUE) declared that the degree is not recognized after learning of its validity.

On June 30, the Commission announced that it had received written material from the public suggesting that Sakaja had never been admitted to the Kampala-based University.

The degree earned by the Senator is no longer recognized by the Commission, according to CUE Chief Executive Officer Mwenda Ntarangwi.

Sakaja and Jubilee Party nominee Polycarp Igathe are anticipated to square off in August in the race for the Nairobi governor’s seat. Sakaja is running on the UDA ticket.


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