Kenya National Examination Council has dealt a huge blow to the opposition party’s mouthpiece and Mombasa boss after it revealed that Joho’s secondary school certificate is a forgery.
The examination council’s acting chief executive, Ms. Mercy Gathigia Karogo made the damning revelation in a letter responding to the Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro.
Mr. Muhoro had sought verification and confirmation of Mr. Joho’s examination results.
Ms. Karogo said KNEC had established that the ”purported” copy of results slip presented to the council for authentication was obtained from a forged document.
”Following your request for verification and confirmation of examination results Joho Hassan Ali results slip as per the letter referenced CID/SEC/4/4/3 dated 25th January 2017… Joho Hassan Ali did not register nor seat for the year 1992 KCSE examination at Serani Secondary School under index number 160092024.”
The council’s records indicated that the center code for Serani Secondary School in 1992 was 16032 and not 160092 as indicated in the governor’s documents.
”Therefore, the purported copy of the year 1992 KCSE examination results slip presented to KNEC for verification purposes, is obtained from a forged document,” Ms. Karogo said in her letter dated January 26, 2017.
Governor Joho is assumed to have allegedly got a C+ grade after attending Serani Secondary. He then went on to attend the University of Nairobi to pursue a degree in Commerce (Marketing).
Joho reportedly transferred his credits from that institution to Kampala International University from which he claims to have finally graduated from.
He also has since that time registered for yet another business related degree at Gretsa University in Thika, graduating last year as confirmed by the University’s Vice Chancellor Kuria Thuo.
Joho has had several court cases filed against him since his election as the Governor of Mombasa County in relation to the authenticity of his academic qualifications. The young brash leader has, however, stood his ground saying he has two genuine degrees.
The supposed genuine degress could at the end of the day count for nothing if Joho’s secondary school certificate is a forgery. KNEC says forged form four documents invalidate degrees.
This will open up criminal liability on Joho as well as shut him out of the Mombasa gubernatorial race since governors are required by law to be university graduates.