Wavinya’s Computer Science Degree is Fake – Petitioners tell IEBC

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A past photo of Wavinya Ndeti addressing the Muslim community in Machakos when she hosted them for Iftar. (Photo -Hillary/Mauvoo)

2 Petitioners who are voters from Machakos county are challenging Wavinya Ndeti’s clearance to vie for Machakos Governor. The two Gideon Ngewa and Mutisya Kisilu claim Wavinya’s degree is fake.

The petitioners want IEBC Dispute resolution committee to revoke her clearance citing she does not meet the qualifications to vie for the Governor position as required by the law.

Wavinya Ndeti has Masters in Business Systems Analysis and Design from The City University London, Masters in Business Administration from Heriot-Watt University in UK, and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from South Bank University UK.

According to the petition, there is no record of Wavinya registering in the UK for her degree.

“Ms Ndeti is not a holder of a degree recognized in Kenya. On November 6, 1992, she was purportedly awarded a Masters degree in Business systems analysis and design by the City University, London without having undertaken a first degree. Undertaking a degree after being awarded a masters in a closely-related subject is equally problematic. The degree in Computing Studies awarded by South Bank University to Ms Ndeti raises a number of issues,” the petition claim.

“Computer Science is the universal course title for this field of study. Indeed, the graduate Diploma awarded to Ms Ndeti by South Bank Polytechnic London some five years earlier in 1990, was for Computer Science. It is very unlikely that the University would have changed the degree title to Computing Studies in a span of five years,” the petitioners added.

The duo also claimed Wavinya’s degree certificates have not been certified by the UK Higher Education System’s official degree verification service.

Wavinya joins a list of other Gubernatorial aspirants who have petitions on their academic qualifications such as Johnson Sakaja, Cleophas Malala, Mithika Linturi among others.

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