Machakos gubernatorial seat hopeful Wavinya Ndeti has fired back at the two Kenyans who filed a lawsuit 2 days ago claiming that her Computer science degree is fake. The two, Kisilu Mutisya and Gideon Ngewa put forward the complaint to the IEBC Resolutions Committee in a bid to get her to stop vying for the position as they petitioned she lacks a creditable university degree.
According to the petition, Wavinya Ndeti is accused of receiving a master’s degree in Business systems, analysis and design from City University London without having completed the first degree.
The Wiper party candidate hit back harshly at the accusations while addressing citizens of Machakos county at a political rally in Mtituni Shopping center.
“I have six degrees, the seventh was my deceased husband. Those peddling propaganda that they are fake, want me to waste my time in court. I have no time to waste.”
She filed an affidavit on June 13th saying that there were consistencies in both her 2013 and 2017 applications.
“During the 2013 and 2017 general elections, I presented the above credentials and I was cleared by IEBC to vie for the gubernatorial seat for Machakos county. The Commission for University Education (CUE) has certified my certificates and qualifications through letters dated May 25, 2022.
Political leaders around the country have recently been in the spotlight. Reports have been streaming in the last couple of days, looking into the academic authenticity of political leaders in the country. This is after the IEBC failed to clear Nairobi hopeful, Johnson Sakaja following that he did not have the legitimate academic papers from accredited institutions. In Wavinya Ndeti’s case, she was cleared to vie for the gubernatorial seat by the IEBC after successfully meeting all requirements.
A statement had emerged that she did not graduate from London South Bank University.
“The South Bank University United Kingdom wishes to notify members of the public that Ms. Wavinya Ndeti did not graduate from this institution as she alleges.” Reads the statement in part.
“The university had earlier issued a statement on the matter and was clear that the person in question did not start or complete her studies in our esteemed institution,”
It is yet to be determined whether the statement was true or false as the final verdict on the petition will be released on June 18th, 2022.
The former Trade Cabinet Administrative Secretary posted a letter from London South Bank University revealing that she did indeed study Computer Science at the school from September 1994 to July 1995.
The letter read, ‘Wavinya Oduwole successfully completed the course and was awarded a lower second class honors 2.2 on July 1995.’
“We hope that this will adequately dispel the baseless propaganda being peddled by our clumsy competitors and silence the naysayers. We are soldiering on undeterred by their nuisance and sideshows. Our focus is to win and deliver for the people of Machakos county.” she wrote alongside the post.
The controversy came about when Kenyan netizens began questioning how she managed to get a bachelor’s degree in the space of less than a year. This forced her to take down the post.
She further went on to share a graduation photo on her Twitter page.
“A rare photo of a young girl whose dreams her parent’s believed in, and supported exponentially! How time really flies!” she wrote.