Documents Governor William Kabogo used were forged, Ferdinand Waititu claims
Posted by African Press International on May 1, 2016
By Faith Karanja, standard news Kenya
Updated Wednesday, April 6th 2016 at 00:21 GMT +3
Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu has told a court that Governor William Kabogo used forged documents to challenge his education qualifications.
Mr Waititu (pictured) claimed Mr Kabogo was hounding him because he had declared his interest in the governor’s seat in next year’s elections.
The lawmaker yesterday told the court that Kabogo needed to respond to the findings by the Kenya National Examination Council (Knec) that he forged documents.
The parties appeared before Justice Joseph Onguto who granted Kabogo two weeks to respond to the allegations. This came after Waititu filed a document from Knec verifying that he did not sit for his CPE in 1975 at Mbagathi Primary school as alleged by Kabogo.
According to the document, the CPE examination code for the said primary school in 1975 was 41004 and not 52019, which belonged to Chemasingi Primary School.
“Records in the Knec database indicate that in 1975, the CPE examination code for Mbagathi was not what appears in the purported copy of certificate,” he said.
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The controversial legislator in response to Kabogo’s case has also clarified that he sat for his CPE in 1977 at Munro Primary School.
Waititu also filed Knec certificates showing he sat for his KJSE and O levels at Ruiru and Dagoretti High School respectively.
Before he joined Punjab University in 1985, Waititu obtained an A level certificate from the Kenya Polytechnic where he studied for about two years.
The legislator explained that he is also known as Clifford and used the name at different times while he studied.
Samuel Mungai Mucheru swore an affidavit saying that he was chairman of Kenya African Students Association in India and was in Punjab University with Waititu, where they both pursued Bachelor of Commerce
When the case came up for mention before Judge Joseph Onguto, Kabogo through lawyer Issa Mansur asked for two weeks to put his case in order.
In his suit papers, Kabogo said residents and voters of Kabete constituency were entitled to be represented by a person who adhered to principles of leadership