Ugandan government is investigating the validity of Sakaja’s team’s university degree –


The Ugandan government has launched an investigation into the validity of Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s degree from Team University.

It comes after Uganda’s Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, received a letter from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) asking her administration to review the authenticity of the powers of the legislature.

The National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has said it will publish its findings once investigations are completed, a Ugandan newspaper reported, New Vision.

“Let us finalize our investigations and everyone will know. We cannot share anything now until investigations are complete,” said NHCE Executive Director Professor Mary Okweakol.

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Mr. Okweakol added that investigations are at an advanced stage.

A former Team University student told the Daily that Sakaja did not graduate with the class of 2016, saying only six students graduated and the senator was not one of them.

“We didn’t have online studies at the time and when we graduated on October 21, 2016, we were just six students. I know them because we are classmates,” the student noted.

Sakaja claimed to have graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management from the aforementioned university in 2016.

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The Commission for University Education (CUE) had already revoked its recognition of Sakaja’s degree and pledged to launch an investigation into the validity of the documents that the UDA Governor candidate for Nairobi had submitted to the IEBC for permission to compete.

The High Court has since barred the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) from removing Sakaja from the list of cleared candidates for the Nairobi Governor’s seat, and suspended the CUE’s dismissal.

On Tuesday, a voter, Dennis Wahome, approached the court seeking orders requiring the election agency not to print the governor’s ballots until a case against Sakaja is heard and decided.

Wahome claimed that if the IEBC put Sakaja’s name on the ballots, the constitutional provisions governing the election of the county governor would be violated and the citizens of Nairobi City would continue to have their democratic rights violated.

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