Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has welcomed the decision by the IEBC Disputes Resolution Committee to clear him to vie for the Nairobi governor’s seat in the forthcoming elections.
On Sunday, the tribunal dismissed a petition that challenged the validity of Sakaja’s degree, saying it lacks jurisdiction to determine the authenticity of the document
Speaking after the ruling, an elated Sakaja affirmed that he will be on the ballot on August 9th and exuded confidence that he will win the seat.
“I want to assure the millions of Nairobians who have been anxious during this time that the honorary is still on; we have been cleared and we will be on the ballot come August 9th,” said Sakaja.
He added: “As a public servant, I will abide by all the provisions of law. I am glad that we have been vindicated, we stand qualified and we have the requisite qualifications to run for the office of governor. We are in it to win so that we can transform this great capital.”
A petitioner, Dennis Gakuu Wahome had lodged a complaint before the committee challenging Sakaja’s Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Team University in Uganda, claiming it is fake.
The Commission for University Education (CUE) last week revoked the recognition of Sakaja’s degree from the Kampala-based university pending an investigation to determine its authenticity.