The Commission for University Education (CUE) urges Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Johnson Sakaja to honour its summons to provide proof that he indeed has a degree warning that nothing will curtail its efforts to fulfil its mandate.
This comes after Sakaja failed to honour its summons while claiming that he never received any formal invitation.
“Any other method that he wants to apply will not stop us from fulfilling our mandate as per provided for by the law,” noted CUE Chairman Prof Chacha Nyaigotti.
Prof Nyaigotti asserted they are the only recognised institution with the mandate to certify foreign degrees.
CUE castigated Sakaja for lying to the public that he was not formally invited to appear before them to present a statutory document to aid in the investigation of his Bachelor of Management degree obtained in Team University, Uganda.
“We wish to inform the public that our communication to Hon Sakaja was formally delivered to him through various communication methods including WhatsApp messages, phone calls, text messages, and formal delivery of the letter which was received and duly signed for at the Senate offices in Nairobi,” Prof Nyaigotti stated.
The CUE reiterated the revocation of the recognition of Sakaja’s degree still stands despite IEBC Dispute Resolution Committee upholding his nomination clearance.
“The Commission wants to reiterate that the revocation of the recognition of his purported degree still stands,” the CUE chair said.
Sakaja secured a lifeline in his bid to ascend to City Hall after Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) dismissed a case against his clearance.
The IEBC Disputes Resolution Committee cited a lack of jurisdiction to probe his academic credentials as the Commission on University Education had already validated his degree.