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Reprieve For Sakaja As IEBC Dismisses Petition Challenging His Candidature, Clears Him To Vie

by Mustafa Juma

Nairobi County Senator and the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) gubernatorial candidate Johnson Sakaja can now breathe a sigh of relief in his quest to clinch the city’s top most political seat.

This is after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Disputes Tribunal on Sunday June 19, 2022 dismissed a petition challenging his gubernatorial candidature.

The Electoral agency which was hearing the petions filed against various candidates for a last day avered that it does not have jurisdiction to authenticate academic papers.

Sakaja has now been given a greenlight to contest for the Nairobi County gubernatorial seat in the upcoming August 9 General elections.

Also cleared to vie is the Wiper Party gubernatorial candidate in Machakos County Wavinya Ndeti.

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The two candidates have been facing hurdles in their candidature over degree certificate hitch.

Several petitioners had moved to stop them from vying arguing that their degree certificates are not aunthicate.

Sakaja had presented a degree certificate from Team University in Uganda while seeking clearance to vie.

However , the degree was revoked days later by the Commission for University education.

The commission had tasked Sakaja to prove beyond reasonable doubts that he studied at the Saud University.

He had been asked to present, among other documents his school ID, proof of fee payment, a graduation photo, a graduation booklet, course work and the names of some of his lecturers.

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He was to present the said documents by tomorrow Monday, June 20, 2022.

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