The High Court has temporarily barred IEBC from striking out Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja's name from the list of governorship candidates based on the decision of the Commission for University Education (CUE) to revoke his university degree certificate.
The order, issued by Justice Jairus Ngaah, will remain in force pending the hearing and determination of Sakaja's case against the revocation. The ruling has been scheduled for June 19, 2022, at 2:30 pm.
"Leave is granted to the applicant (Sakaja) to apply for an order to quash the decision of the Commission for University Education made on June 14, 2022, revoking the ‘recognition’ of his degree from Team University, Kampala, Uganda," the judge said.
He also received a nod to apply for an order to compel CUE to maintain the validity of his degree pending directions from the court.
"I am satisfied that Sakaja has made out a strong case for grant of leave to file a substantive motion for judicial review orders of certiorari, mandamus and prohibition," Justice Ngaah ruled.
The orders by the court come after Sakaja petitioned the court challenging the move by CUE to revoke his certification of degree pending further investigation on the same.