The University of Nairobi on Wednesday cancelled Meru Senator Mithika Linturi's Law degree after ascertaining that he presented fake papers in order to be enrolled for the program at the institution.
The decision was made by the University Senate after extensive investigations established that the senator tabled fake papers for admission to the law degree program.
UON's probe into the senator's degree was undertaken in collaboration with the Commission for University Education (CUE) after numerous complaints from different individuals.
On May 30th this year, University of Nairobi had written to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), stating that Linturi had not graduated from the institution's School of Business in 2001. UON was responding to an inquest letter from the anti-graft watchdog on Linturi's Bachelor of Commerce degree.
A week ago, the High Court sitting in Meru directed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to furnish a petitioner contesting Linturi’s August 8th victory with the Senator’s academic credentials. High Court Judge Ann Ong’injo ordered IEBC's Meru County Manager Samuel Gichichi to make avail the senator's academic certificates after a successful application by lawyer Mugambi Imanyara, who is challenging Linturi's win.