The National Police Service (NPS) has launched an investigation to determine the validity of the diploma issued by Machakos Governor candidate, Wavinya Ndeti, to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
In a statement issued on Saturday, June 18, the Inspector General of Police, Hillary Mutyambai, directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to take immediate action and ascertain the validity of the certificates used by Vinya in her candidacy. kata. headquarters.
The NPS noted that it has the constitutional authority to investigate such cases and to make its findings public..
“The National Police Service (NPS) has been aware of the ongoing debate in the public arena over allegations of professionalism and certification documents submitted to the IEBC for approval by some candidates for political office during the upcoming general elections,” the statement said. of NPS signed by spokesman Bruno Shioso.
Mutyambai also urged DCI to examine Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s degree to determine whether he actually studied Uganda or not.
“Because of the constitutional and legal authority conferred on it, the NPS has launched a criminal investigation into the authenticity of the certificates submitted to the IEBC by two political candidates, namely Mr. Johnson Sakaja and Mr. Wavinya Ndeti, to determine whether the offense was committed,” the NPS said.
It comes just days after Vinya exchanged a letter allegedly bought from the University of London South Bank confirming that he is a student.
The letter stated that the former CAS had completed a degree in computer science from September 1994 to July 1995, in just 10 months.
“This is to prove that the person mentioned above (Vinya Oduwole) was a full-time student at South Bank (now University of London South Bank) from September 1994 to July 1995 to take a BSc Computer Studies (Hons) course”, read the Letter. from the University of London South Bank dated 15 October 2018.
“Vinya Oduwole successfully completed the course and earned the Second Class Award (2.2) on July 18, 1995.”