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Joho denies he forged KCSE certificate

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has dismissed claims that his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam documents were fake.

The ODM deputy leader said the claims were part of a continuous war targeting him by the Jubilee government, but which is futile.

Through his Director of Communication Richard Chacha, Mr Joho said there was no other person or entity in the country questioning his papers except the Jubilee people.

“It is a war that begun in 2013. They started through their bloggers and then in the newspapers. But I tell you this is a futile attempt by the Jubilee government to discredit the governor,” said Mr Chacha.


He asked the media to verify facts from Serani Secondary School where Governor Joho sat for his KCSE in 1993.

Mr Joho is accused of forging documents to apply for a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Nairobi in 2009.

The Mombasa Jubilee gubernatorial candidate running mate Ananiah Mwaboza claimed at a press conference at Jawambe Hotel on Sunday that Mr Joho had forged the documents and should be punished.

Mr Mwaboza produced copies of two certificates indicating that Mr Joho sat for KCSE at Serani Secondary School in 1992 and 1993.


In the 1993 certificate, which Mr Mwaboza claimed was the genuine one, Mr Joho is shown to have attained a mean grade of D- which cannot qualify him to join any university in Kenya.

The second certificate indicates that Mr Joho sat for KCSE at the same school in 1992 and obtained a mean grade C+ which he used to apply and to get admission to the University of Nairobi.

Said Mr Chacha: “The 1992 document is fake. Go and see the 1993 school file which is the genuine one. It has all the names of the candidates that year including Governor Joho’s. That is the document we know.”