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IEBC: Raila holds credible academic qualifications

IEBC: Raila holds credible academic qualifications

BY Justus Karanja

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has addressed emerging concerns on Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s degree.

In an interview on NTV, the commissions Chief Executive Hussein Marjan said IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati assessed Raila’s academic documents and was satisfied with them.

“By the time Chebukati was clearing him (Raila) he had certified that the candidate had met all the requirements. Raila Odinga met the requirements,” Hussein said.

The CEO was responding to a caller who wanted clarity on the validity of Raila’s degree certificate.

The clarification comes after UDA Secretary General Veronica Maina raised a similar concern on Tuesday.

Speaking on Citizen TV, Maina called for a scrutiny into the validity of Raila’s academic papers.

“You have seen a lot of headlines questioning the university that our biggest opponent, Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga, qualified from,” she said.

The party’s Secretary General said that as emphasis is put on the legality of Nairobi Senator Jonson Sakaja’s papers, so should it be done to other candidates.

“It is a very big question which needs to be looked at, not through the lens of just one candidate, but a wider public question.”

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