Sakaja’s degree is valid – court rules

The Supreme Court has overturned a decision by the Commission for Higher Education (CUE) to revoke the recognition of a degree awarded to Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.

In a decision seen by Sambazanews media, Judge Jarius Ngaah ordered the Commission to maintain the validity of Sakaja’s degree until further notice.

Judge Ngaah noted that the information presented by Sakaja along with his affidavit has been substantiated.

“The Certiorari’s order to return to this glorious court and overturn the decision of the University Teaching Commission issued on June 14, 2022, invalidate the ‘recognition’ of a candidate’s degree from Team University, Kampala, Uganda.

“The mandamus’ order requiring the defendant to maintain the validity of the candidate’s degree pending further instructions from the Honorable Court,” the judge ordered.

The decree also barred the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) from removing the senator from the list of candidates for the Nairobi County governorship.

“After reviewing the information attached to the application and the affidavit confirming the facts and related documents, I confirm the urgency of the application.

“Based on the information available in the court, I am also satisfied that the plaintiff has filed a warrant for the submission of a basic argument to have the court reviewed by the certiorari, mandamus and prohibition court. in the closet, ”the judge ordered.

Judge Ngaah ordered the application to be filed and enforced with instructions given within seven days on Wednesday, June 22.

CUE’s decision to cancel the initial recognition of Sakaja’s degree sparked controversy as critics said the senator’s approval would be removed from the list.