Police open investigation into Wavinya Ndeti’s credentials » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, 18 June – The National Police Service (NPS) has opened criminal investigations into credentials presented by Machakos gubernatorial candidate Wavinya Ndeti for endorsement by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) .

The investigation into Ndeti’s qualifications adds to an ongoing investigation into credentials submitted by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja.

Police spokesman Bruno Shioso said the decision was to determine if an offense had been committed by the two candidates.

According to Shioso, the NPS has become aware of the ongoing debate in the public domain over allegations regarding the authenticity of academic certificates and supporting documents submitted to the IEBC for clearance by some aspirants vying for political seats in the upcoming elections. general.

“As a result, the NPS Inspector General has directed the Director of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to conduct expeditious investigations into the genuineness and authenticity of all certificates, testimonies and respective documents presented to the IEBC for clearance by the two aforementioned aspirants to a logical conclusion,” Shioso said.

The NPS emerged after revelations that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had launched an investigation into the authenticity of Sakaja’s university degree.

On Friday, DCI boss George Kinoti’s manager confirmed to Capital FM News that the agency had opened investigations into Sakaja’s credentials, adding that they had not yet completed investigations into the matter.

Kinoti’s statement came hours after the investigative agency linked Sakaja to an international criminal syndicate over the degree saga now threatening the ‘super senator”s bid to ascend to the seat of Nairobi governor.

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Even as controversy continues to surround the authenticity of Sakaja’s degree issue, the Nairobi gubernatorial candidate has blamed his misfortunes on the “machinery of state”, including President Uhuru Kenyatta who, according to Sakaja, is about to thwart his candidacy.

However, Sakaja has since maintained that he will be on the ballot for the gubernatorial race in August despite the controversy over his degree.