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IG Mutyambai orders DCI to investigate Sakaja, Wavinya over degrees

The Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai has ordered criminal investigations into embattled Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja and Machakos governorship candidate Wavinya Ndeti.

In a statement, police spokesperson Bruno Shioso said on a Saturday that IG Mutyambai has ordered the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to investigate academic papers of Mr Sakaja and Ms Ndeti.

“The Inspector-General of the NPS has directed the Director, DCI to conduct speedy investigations into authenticity and genuineness of all the certificate, testimonials and respective documentation presented to the IEBC for clearance by the two aforesaid aspirants to logical conclusion,” Mr Shioso said.

The police have further said UDA’s Nairobi gubernatorial candidate, Mr Sakaja, will be subject to criminal investigations seeking to establish the authenticity of his degree.

Mutyambai’s orders have been informed by the ongoing controversy over Sakaja’s academic credentials and that of Ms Ndeti.

Mr Mutyambai asked Mr Kinoti to determine whether any offence was made when they issued their academic certificates.

Last week, Ms Ndeti posted on her Facebook account her Bachelors degree which raised eyebrows because it showed that she had only studied for seven months.

She was subsequently subjected to an online backlash, forcing her to pull down the post.

On the other hand, Sakaja’s degree from Team University, Uganda has been subject of an intense scrutiny, leading revocation by the Commission for University Education (CUE).

However, the embattled senator, who on Friday presented himself to the DCI headquarters, maintains that his degree certificate is authentic.

He claims the commission confirmed the authenticity of his qualification through the National Council for Higher Education.