JOHO FACES PETITION OVER “FAKE” DEGREE.

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Kiharu Member of Parliament Irungu Kangata with Abdallah Juma who is seeking court Mombasa governor barred from contesting for the position on Tuesday April 11, 2017/PHOTO BY S.A.N.

BY SAM ALFAN.

The woes facing Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho are far from ending soon.

Nairobi resident Abdallah Juma petitioned the High Court to disqualify the flamboyant politician from defending his seat during the August polls.

Juma claimed Joho does not meet the minimum education requirements for the gubernatorial race. Prospective candidates must possess a university degree.

Juma, a Nairobi resident claims that the degree which Joho is holding is fake and therefore does not qualify to hold or vie for the office of the governor of any county in Kenya.

The petitioner is seeking a declaration that Joho tenure as a governor for the county of Mombasa between 2013 and 2017 was illegal.

He further wants an order compelling Joho to refund all monies paid to him including salaries and allowances by the government of Kenya or County of Mombasa by virtue of his position.

He is also seeking court order stopping IEBC clearing Joho to vie for the position of Governor of Mombasa.

In his petition, Juma states that a candidate with of KCSE with grade D minus cannot qualify for admission into any University of Kenya or Eastern Africa and neither can such a candidate do a bridging course and ultimately join a University in Kenya or Eastern Africa.

“I am aware the 1st respondent-Joho publicly acknowledged he obtained a grade of D minus in his KCSE examination in 1993 or thereabout, “reads the petition.

He argues that Kampala University has publicly alleged that it admitted Joho on the strength of credits transfers from University of Nairobi where he had originally been admitted.

Juma is accusing The Nairobi University for failing to carry due diligence prior to Joho admission.

Through his lawyer Irungu Kangata the petitioner claims that the respondents who include  Raila Odinga, ODM, Kampala University, have jointly and acted improperly aided in the breach of the law which provides that national values and principles of good governance.

They were directed to serve all parties and the matter to be mentioned on May 3 for further directions.

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