Panjab University Reveals The Educational Status Of Ferdinand Waititu


Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has presented certification proofs to substantiate his claim that MP Ferdinand Waititu never schooled in Punjab University. In a damning affidavit filed against Waititu on Tuesday, Kabogo lawyer Issa Mansur accused Waititu of impersonation for using the name of his brother Clifford Waititu in the certificates he said are his.

The document attached to his affidavit from Panjab reads:

“The name of Ferdinand Waititu is not on record as a student of B.Com Degree course during the academic sessions 1985-86 to 1987-88.”

It adds:

“The name of the student having registration No. 85-GC-555 is Clifford Ndung’u Waititu during the academic session 1985-86, 1986-87 and 1987-88 for B.Com through degree course.”

Kabogo also tagged a letter from the Public Service Commission along, as an evidence against Waititu’s claim. The letter, dated April 22, suggests that the commission does not have any records of the claimed employment of Ferdinand Ndung’u Waititu on 16th January, 1989.

Kabogo said.

The issue for determination in this petition is whether the respondent attended university and graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Commerce in the name of Clifford Ndung’u Waititu. I would not therefore produce a forged primary school certificate as alleged,” .

Ferdinand Waititu

Kabogo further presented copies of birth certificates of Waititu’s brother and mother to supoort his case. He confessed that he was aware that a student was registered in Form One at Dagoretti High School on 11th March 1980 under the name Ndung’u Wainaina son of Waititu Ndogi.

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But contested that Waititu could not have been enrolled under a different name that is not the same name on the Certificate of Primary Education examinations, Ferdinand Waititu, while at Ruiru High school.

This, he says was because the results for CPE were under the name Ndung’u Wainaina, and the name shows in the CPE certificate. He stated in the alleged document that he too is an alumnus of Panjab University, and that was why he saw the need to protect the reputation of those who studied at the institution.

According to him:

“In addition to being an alumnus of Panjab University it behoves me to clear the air about the integrity of the degrees acquired from Punjab University. The reason why this petition was therefore lodged was therefore to uphold Chapter 6 of the Constitution on Leadership and Integrity.”

He disclosed that in an attempt to authenticate and back his falsehood, Waititu tried to validate the illegal and unlawful adoption of the name Clifford Ndung’u Waititu who by law, is a different person.

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Kabogo was challenged by High Court judge Joseph Onguto to lend weight to his claim that Waititu never gained a university qualification. Kabogo and Waititu are both entangled in a suit in which the Kiambu Governor claims the legislator educational documents were faked to contest for his position.