A petitioner moves to court to block Joho from vying for Mombasa governor seat

Mombasa governor Hassan Joho/FILE

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,11TH APRIL 2017-A  petitioner from Nairobi  has  gone  to court seeking to stop IEBC from clearing Joho to vie for the position of Governor for the County of Mombasa saying he does not meet the education requirements set out in the Constitution.

Mr Abdullah Juma said Joho has no requisite educational qualifications to vie as a governor and claims that Governor Joho’s degree was obtained fraudulently.

The petitioner Mr Abdullah Juma/Courtesy

A letter  send to KNEC  last month  by the Department of Criminal Investigations (CID) confirmed that Joho Hassan Ali was not a candidate at Serani Secondary School in the 1992 KCSE examinations as indicated in the results slip.

KNEC disowned the slip indicating that Joho’s purported examination centre- Serani Secondary School index number was 16032 and not 160092 as shown on the slip.

One day later, the embattled Mombasa Governor admitted he got a D- (minus) in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE), which he sat in 1993 at Serani Secondary School in Mombasa.

The governor stated, unlike other politicians who were born in well-to-do families, he struggled to raise fees for his education – and says, yes he scored a D- (minus) and he is proud of it.

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