The University of Nairobi Disowns Meru Cabinet Member's Degree

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  • The University of Nairobi has reportedly disowned Meru’s sports executive Daniel Kiogora’s degree. 

    Kiogora had presented his alleged UoN academic papers to the Meru County Assembly during his vetting. 

    According to the Cabinet member, he graduated with a second-class, upper division Bachelor of Commerce degree from the university in 2010.

    However, upon inquiry by Municipality MCA Elias Murega on February 10 to UoN to establish the authenticity of Kiogora’s academic credentials, the academic documents were found to be fake.

    Meru Youth Affairs and Sports Executive Daniel Kiogora at a past event.

    The university, through their academic registrar E.M Mbuya, wrote back on February 15 to Murega, disclosing that Kiogora was not their 2010 graduation booklet.

    “The degree certificate and transcripts forwarded to us for Daniel Kiogora are not authentic and were not issued by the University of Nairobi. 

    ‘The name does not appear in the graduation booklet of December 3, 2010. This is a clear case of forgery,” the letter read.

    In November 2017, the institution deregistered Meru Senator Mithika Linturi as a law student, on claims that he presented fake papers to secure admission. 

    After the deregistration, Senator Linturi sued the university, accusing it of participating in political witch-hunt spearheaded by his opponents.

    The battle led to a ruling in 2018 by Judge George Odunga, who ordered UoN to readmit Linturi. 

    Meru Senator Mithika Linturi (R) with his lawyer Tom Ojienda at the Meru High Court on November 22, 2017.