Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has ordered fresh investigations into allegations that Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho holds a forged degree.
Tobiko has urged Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro to re-open investigations previously closed for lack of evidence.
In his letter to the CID boss, Tobiko said that he on Tuesday received fresh information which he thinks forms a basis for investigations.
Joho is accused of having used a forged degree from Kampala University to seek clearance from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ahead of the 2013 elections.
He has denied the claim, despite higher education regulators from both Uganda and Kenya having said that the degree was not recognised.
According to Tobiko, one Silas Otuke, a director at Youth Leadership for Democratic Governance and Guidance, went to his office with a letter and a dossier on the matter.
“Having perused the said letter and the accompanying dossier, I am satisfied and I do hereby direct that investigations into the above-captioned matter be re-opened and that a fresh, speedy and thorough inquiry is conducted,” Tobiko told Muhoro.
The DPP also asked Otuke to contact Muhoro’s office for the purpose of recording a statement and producing the evidence that he has in support of his allegations.
Last evening, the Star obtained a copy of the dossier that Otuke gave to the DPP and which has led to the fresh investigations.
The new evidence includes three reports by the Uganda Union of Lecturers, Uganda CID and Uganda National Commission for Higher Education.
All three reports concluded that the
the degree held by Joho had not been acquired in the right manner, with recommendations that it be withdrawn.
Joho’s line of defense, that he was admitted through credit transfers from Nairobi University, does not tally with what Kampala University told Ugandan investigators.
Source: The Star