More trouble for Joho after Government’s latest move

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho’s woes continue...

Joho has accused the Jubilee administration led by President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) of using all of its state organs to frustrate and prevent him from being re-elected as Mombasa Governor.

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho’s woes have continued after the State appealed against a High Court order that suspended his prosecution over academic credentials.

The State has now petitioned the ruling in which the court barred the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) from prosecuting Joho.

The High Court rejected renewed attempt to block Joho from presenting papers to defend seat with the arguing that doing so would violate his rights and ruled investigations against him appeared malicious and politically motivated.

State interference

Joho accused the Jubilee administration led by President Uhuru Kenyatta of using all of its state organs including the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and even the Ministry of Health (whom he claims are investigating his birth certificate) to frustrate and prevent him from being re-elected as Mombasa Governor.

The Mombasa Governor said that he was aware that the government have even gone to his nursery school (Tononoka Nursery School) and primary school (Tom Mboya Primary School) to probe his early education.

Thika’s Gretsa University later revealed they admitted Joho based on the strength of a degree awarded by a university abroad.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor Kuria Thuo defended the decision to admit Joho saying the governor’s previous degree (Bachelor of Business Administration) awarded to him by Kampala University in Uganda had been recognised by the Commission for University Education (CUE) as required by the Universities Act.

Joho obtained his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Gretsa University.

According to Gretsa, Joho started his studies in 2014 under the Distance Learning Programme and finished in 2016.

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