The Commission for University Education (CUE) has revoked the recognition of Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja’s degree from Team University in Uganda.
In a letter dated Wednesday, June 15, 2022, CUE said that it had received material information concerning Sakaja's Bachelor of Science in Management degree from Team that put doubts on the authenticity of the degree certificate.
"The Commission for University Education has, however, received material information about the authenticity of the degree you presented from Team University that will require further investigation to ascertain the validity of the said degree certificate. Consequently, in accordance to the CUE recognition procedures, we hereby revoke the recognition of your degree - Bachelor of Science in Management (External) from the aforementioned university," the letter read in part.
Sakaja cleared by Ugandan government
Initially, the commission said that it has received information from the Ugandan government stating that he graduated from Teams University and that the degree certificate is genuine.
The new development comes a few hours to the hearing of four complaints lodged at IEBC Dispute Resolution committee seeking revocation of Sakaja's clearance to vie for Nairobi governor on UDA party ticket.
A three-member IEBC committee is expected to hear the complaint by the parties at 2:00 pm.
Sakaja was cleared by the electoral commission to vie for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat in August polls using the Teams University degree certificate.