The IEBC Dispute Resolution Committee, which was looking into the Sakaja degree matter, dismissed three applications against his qualifications after complainants fail to appear in court.
It is alleged that the three received an offer they could not refuse; something that is synonymous with Kenyan activists such as was the case with blogger Abraham Mutai.
The amount of money and intimidation given to the petitioners is unknown.
Wahome, one of the petitioners in the Sakaja degree scandal had recently told the IEBC Disputes Resolution Committee that the degree certificate was printed on 29th May 2022 at 10 pm.
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He had added that cyber forensics can confirm the matter easily.
Despite the new developments, the Senator who is eyeing the Nairobi Governor seat is not out o the woods yet, in a letter to the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission (EACC) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Youth Advocacy Africa claims that the academic degree and transcripts presented by Sakaja to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) are fake.
The NGO says the senator’s name was missing on the graduation list of Team University on October 21, 2016, when the varsity held its graduation ceremony.
Also, the Commission for University Education has now revoked recognition of Sakaja’s Teams University degree pending investigations.
In 2017, blogger Abraham Mutai took money from the Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto government in order to drop a petition that was to lock them out of the presidential contest and have Uhuru Kenyatta retire; William Ruto take over, call for new elections in 90 days.
Screenshots showed that Mutai was enticed with Seven million shillings; and that he had issues with a sick child whom he wanted attended to and pay car loans.