Police probe Wavinya Ndeti over foreign degree


Machakos Wiper gubernatorial candidate Wavinya Ndeti has been grilled by police in the saga surrounding her foreign degree.

She appeared before the Serious Crimes Unit detectives at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations following summonses on Wednesday.

The detectives said she provided documents to support her claims she went to university.

Ndeti is being probed for forgery after her academic credentials were questioned by two voters.

Ndeti claims to have obtained a computer studies from South Bank University London.

She is the latest leader to face the police over the saga.

Police said they had also summoned Meru County UDA candidate Mithika Linturi had also been summoned for grilling over claims of forgery into their degree. 

Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja was Monday grilled over forgery claims against him in a saga surrounding his foreign degree in a session that lasted hours. 

He had earlier on ignored a session with president the Commission for University Education to provide proof that he indeed has a degree. The commission has withdrawn their revocation letter of his degree pending investigations and following a court order.

Sakaja claims to have graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management (External) from Team University in Uganda.

He was last Sunday cleared by the electoral body to seek to be the next governor of Nairobi amid the controversy. 

The files on the probe will be sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions with various recommendations, police said.

The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji ordered police to investigate the claims and others.

The DPP asked the police to address allegations and complaints about aspirants’ academic credentials on social and mainstream media be investigated.

“It is prudent to expand the scope of investigations beyond the two gubernatorial aspirants to include complaints against aspirants lodged with the IEBC and relevant government agencies, including complaints circulating in the digital, print and electronic media,” Haji said.

At the same time, the DPP told police to probe any government agencies that may have been involved in fraudulent clearance of aspirants without requisite documents in what may rope in staff from the IEBC and the CUE.

“In addition, there is need to investigate the role, if any, of any government agencies, departments and commissions to determine whether they aided and/ or abetted the commission of any offences in the issuance of relevant clearances,” he said.

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