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Joho could be blocked from running for Mombasa seat

Last month, Joho admitted to scoring a D- in high school.

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In a petition filed in a Nairobi court, Abdalla Juma, a resident of Nairobi has demanded that Ali Hassan Joho be barred from contesting in the upcoming elections.

Mr Juma, citing section 22 of the Elections Amendment Act of 2011, wants the IEBC to stop gazetting Governor Joho as an aspirant in August polls on academic qualification grounds.

Last month, Joho admitted to scoring a D- in high school, a grade that couldn't get him admitted for a bachelor’s degree.

Joho, however, in what the office of Director of Criminal Investigation is investigating as fraud, he secured an entry into Gretsa University graduating with a Bachelor of Business Management, marketing option.

In the lawsuit, ODM’s Raila Odinga and the party have been listed as the third and fourth respondents, IEBC is listed as the fifth respondent.

On the other hand, the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC), which earlier claimed that Joho didn’t sit exams in the year alleged, has been listed as the sixth respondent in the lawsuit in the courts for the first time.

Gretsa University has been accused of fraudulently admitting Joho for a degree course.

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