Uganda’s Team University, an institution in which Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja claims to have obtained a degree, has moved to court seeking orders preventing the Uganda government from investigating the matter.
Two cases filed by the university will be heard on Tuesday 5th July afternoon at the High Court of Kampala.
The institution is currently under inquiry by the Ugandan Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in regards to claims of dishing out fake degree certificates
The institution has asked Justice Jamson Karemani of the High Court in Kampala to stop the NCHE from investigating the degree whose authenticity is being questioned in Kenya, as well.
“A temporary injunction be issued restraining the respondent from investigating, inquiring into or in any other way interfering with the qualifications awarded to the applicant,” says the cause list on the Judiciary’s website in Uganda on the cases set to be heard today (Tuesday).
NCHE, in a letter to the Commission of University Education (CEU), relinquished its responsibility, so that the Inspectorate of Government (IG) could finish its own investigation.
“NCHE commenced investigations in order to determine the authenticity of the Bachelor of Science in Management (External) degree awarded to Sakaja Johnson Arthur by Team University. However, prior to completing our investigations, the IG also commenced investigations into the same matter hence suspending our action,” said NCHE executive director Prof Mary Okwakol.
The senator, now a UDA gubernatorial candidate for Nairobi county has maintained he obtained the degree in 2016.