Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s degree saga keeps getting more intriguing by the day with fresh twists and turns to its plot.

In the latest development, Team University has filed an injunction seeking to stop the Ugandan government from investigating the circumstances of Sakaja’s degree.

Team University, in its petition, has asked the court to restrain NCHE from investigating the degree it gave Sakaja.

“A temporary injunction be issued restraining the respondent from investigating, inquiring into or in any other way interfering with the qualifications awarded to the applicant,” the court document read.

However, according to a letter the Executive Director of NCHE Mary Okwakol wrote to CUE, the matter is no longer in the hands of NCHE since it was left for the Inspector General of Police to conduct the investigations.

“NCHE commenced investigations in order to determine the authenticity of the Bachelor of Science in Management (External) degree awarded to Sakaja Johnson Arthur by Team University. However, prior to completing our investigations, the IG also commenced investigations into the same matter, hence suspending our action,” the letter read.

Uganda’s National Council of Higher Education(NCHE) confirmed that it was investigating the institution over the degree it issued to Sakaja.

NCHE has since filed two cases at the Kampala High Court, which will be heard on Tuesday afternoon.

The council said it will share a comprehensive report of the investigations which were at an advanced stage once they are complete.

Sakaja is currently being investigated on suspicion of having a forged degree certificate which he presented before the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to be cleared to run for the Nairobi gubernatorial seat.

The senator’s candidature is currently hanging in the balance after the Commission for University Education (CUE) withdrew its initial recognition of his degree.

Some reprieve came for Sakaja on Friday when the IEBC disregarded a letter by the CUE that revoked Johnson Sakaja's degree.

The commission said the only way it could be compelled to reverse its decision that cleared the Nairobi senator to run for the city's gubernatorial seat in the August election was through a court order that sets aside the decision made by its Dispute Resolution Committee (DRC).