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Joho degree is valid says Kampala University boss

18 May 2014, 18:06

Nairobi - Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho's degree was validly awarded, Kampala University Vice Chancellor Badru Katerrega has ascertained.

Joho's credentials have been doubted pre- March 2013 elections and up to date, with a number of court cases fielded to dispute the degree.

The Ugandan National Commission of Higher Learning NCIH had earlier in the month recommended that Joho's degree be declared illegal after holding investigations into its award.

Katerrega though dismissed the notion that the degree was invalid and instead took a dig at the NCIH for shooting way above their jurisdiction.

" The degree was validly awarded, he said at Nairobi's Serena Hotel Sunday.

" I will repeat, the degree awarded to Mr Hassan Ali Joho is correct and lawful and was genuinely awarded and Kampala University Senate cannot and will not recall, revoke or cancel an award that it deems to be valid, authentic and genuinely awarded, he added.

He added that the NCIH was not in a position to revoke degrees awarded by university senate's saying that they were going way above their jurisdiction.

" They have moved to place an inquest that is illegal because there was a court order stopping them from holding the sittings in the first place and they also have no jurisdiction to probe individual award of degrees, he said.

" Further to that, Joho was at the University between 2009 and 2012 and passed with an upper second class honours level, you have heard it from me, he added.

Kenyan law prescribes that a person running for governor have a degree.

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