The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has flagged as fake a letter purportedly written by the Commission to Team University in Uganda over Senator Johnson Sakaja’s degree certificate.
IEBC denied being the authors of the letter that contained a forged signature of its chairperson, Wafula Chebukati.
In the fake letter addressed to the dean of students of the Ugandan University, the electoral Commission inquired whether Sakaja was one of their students.
The letter emerged on social media days after unverified academic documents of Sakaja from the university circulated on online platforms.
It was reported that those were the documents he submitted to the IEBC to get clearance to contest for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat.
The Team University documents stated that Sakaja graduated with second class honours in Bachelor of Science in Management in October 2016.
Sakaja was cleared on June 7 after submitting his documents to the electoral body.
During his clearance, he maintained that he had completed his studies, however, he did disclose which papers he submitted to the IEBC.
He dismissed reports which indicated that he did not have a degree certificate, stating that he used the same papers to get clearance from the IEBC in 2017 for the senatorial contest.
“I am sufficiently qualified, the documents I presented are the same documents I presented in 2017 to vie for Senator, so I have been cleared to vie for Nairobi governor.
“Our march is unstoppable, our faith unshakeable and our victory is inevitable. We must make Nairobi work, we must restore our city back to its former glory by offering our people, order, dignity, hope, and opportunity for all,” he stated.
The debate on the Team University certificate came after concerns were raised about his completion of studies at the University of Nairobi.