Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja's educational ghosts have vowed not to leave him in peace.
This is evident in the recent development in which the Ugandan Government has initiated investigations into his Team University certificate.
The National Council of Higher Education(NCHE) has confirmed that indeed it was investigating Team University over the degree the institution issued to Sakaja.
NCHE Executive Director Mary Okwaol said the investigations were already at an advanced stage.
Okwaol said the NCHE will chare a comprehensive report upon the finalisation of the investigations.
“Let us finalise our investigations and everyone will know. We cannot share anything now until the investigations are complete,” Okwakol said.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) wrote a letter to the Uganda Ministry of Education and Sports requesting for the investigations into the issuance of Sakaja's degree.
This was after the DCI also began investigations into the authenticity of Sakaja's degree on suspicion that it was fraudulently procured.
The authenticity of Sakaja's academic credentials remains unclear even as he insists they are authentic and he attended Team University from where he graduated with Bachelor of Science in Management degree in October 2016.
However, according a publication in Uganda, a former student of Team University denied ever seeing Sakaja when they were studying nor on graduation day.
He also said the during that time, the university did not offer online courses and he knew all his classmates because there were only six of them. He said he was sure Sakaja was not among them.
“We didn’t have online studies at the time and, when we graduated on October 21, 2016, we were only six students. I know of them because we were classmates,” he said.
Even though the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has already cleared Sakaja to contest for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat, he still faces another challenge in the form of another petition that was filed on Tuesday by a voter named Dennis Wahome.
Wahome filed a petition at the High Court seeing to bar the IEBC from printing Nairobi gubernatorial ballot papers until another case challenging Sakaja's academic papers in concluded.