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Joho degree invalid says Ugandan education body

30 April 2014, 14:20

Nairobi -  The Ugandan National Council on Higher Education NCHE has called on Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho's degree to be revoked, a move which could lead to the governor being kicked out of office, according to Ugandan paper the Daily Monitor.

Joho has been fighting to have his credentials in the form of a degree, which he allegedly received from the Kampala International University declared legal after several court cases claiming the contrary.

The report in the Monitor states that a committee set up by NCHE has found the Bachelor of Business Administration degree awarded to Joho by Kampala University invalid, and has also instructed NCHE not to recognise the degree awarded to the governor on February 28, 2013.

It also states that the move is being contested by Kampala International University and that there will likely be a comeback on the matter from the institution.

Joho has been under the cosh in the last 18 months over his qualifications, having won several cases prior and post the March 2013 general elections over the legitimacy of his degree.

If the move does go through, it is likely to be a blow for Joho and opposition party ODM as he is widely thought to be a bigwig in the party as well as the Coastal region.

The constitution of Kenya states that persons running for governorship must be valid degree holders.

For more details visit the Daily Monitor.

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