BY JOHN WERU,NAIROBI,30TH NOV 2017-Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has suffered a major academic blow after his University degree was de-registered.Nairobi university de-registered his degree after it was discovered that he presented fake papers while enrolling for the same.It is believed that the University Senate carried out thorough investigations which confirmed that the papers he presented on admission were not genuine.
Linturi is just one of the many casualties to face the wrath of the CUE which is implementing tough measures outlined by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology through the Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi who is streamlining the sector.
This comes just a week after the High Court in Meru ordered the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to furnish a petitioner challenging Linturi’s victory in the August 8 General Election with the Senator’s academic papers outlining his qualifications.
Efforts by linturi’s lawyers to safe him proofed futile after Judge Ong’injo dismissed his submissions that the application would offend the principle of sub-judice in relation to a separate case the EACC had filed against the lawmaker.
Linturi could just be one out of many politicians who may in near future face the same fate.