Kiambu Governor William Kabogo never went to Panjab University to do his alleged commerce degree, a court heard yesterday.
In a give and take spat with Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu, it now appears that the governor’s presence in India is not documented.
While presenting his response against claims that he did not attend Panjab University, the MP showed his university documents including a certificate awarded to him by the institution.
In papers filed in court on Tuesday, Waititu said the governor has equally not submitted proof that he changed courses if he attended the university.
“…He has availed no proof that he attended a single class lecture or authority to shift from an alleged degree course in Electrical engineering to Bachelor of Commerce,” the papers read in part.
“[But] I was issued with a Certificate of Registration of a foreigner in India at Bombay on my arrival for my undergraduate degree course.”
Waititu also said Kabogo does not possess a student ID from the Indian university but called on him to provide it as proof of attendance.
He further challenged the Governor to produce records of how he maintained his life in India.
“In proof of my physical presence in India during my undergraduate course at Panjab University, I used to deposit my money with State Bank of India,” he said.
“The petitioner, on the other hand, has not shown how he used to maintain a presence in India if at all he was there studying as he has alleged.”
My Panjab University degree is not fake, says Waititu
Waititu instituted criminal proceedings against the Governor at Kibera law courts; he wants Kabogo charged with tabling forged documents in court.
Kabogo had sued Waititu, challenging the MP’s claim that he holds an academic degree from the university in Chandigarh.
Through lawyer Issa Mansur, Kabogo sought orders barring Waititu from public office, citing breach of the Leadership and Integrity Act.