Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja now faces arrest by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) after the agency accused the gubernatorial hopeful of being a suspect in an international crime web.
More trouble for Sakaja as DCI places him in the middle of crime syndicate
The DCI accused the senator of being part of an international crime syndicate
According to DCI Director George Kinoti, the capital city is at the risk of being under the rule of fraudsters, noting that the DCI was going to collaborate with other international agencies to bring the suspects to book.
“We will not surrender our capital city to frauds. We will involve all international agencies in investigating and prosecuting anyone involved in academic fraud,” Kinoti told reporters.
The senator has, however, said he is not going to relent in his bid to seek the Nairobi top office in the August 9 polls noting that not even arrest was going to hold him back.
The senator has been unable to provide transcripts or any proof of having attended Team University in Uganda despite insisting that he acquired his degree from the university.
DP Ruto defends Sakaja on fake degree scandal
Deputy President William Ruto has also chimed into the degree debacle the senator is facing arguing that Sakaja has enough academic certification to run for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat.
Ruto said the person whose papers were questionable is Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga, arguing that the former Prime Minister had no known classmates or even lecturers.
“I want to tell my old party Jubilee, leave Sakaja alone. He is educated and his academic qualifications are known so stop meddling in his affairs. People from the deep state and Azimio have made calls even to State House Uganda in a scheme to stop him from becoming the Nairobi governor.
“Let us meet at the ballot, Sakaja has enough certificates and documents. If there is anyone with questionable qualifications, it is the Azimio presidential candidate. Show where he went to school, who he went to school with and who was his teacher,” Ruto said.
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