Ferdinand was never our student – Panjab University

April 27, 2016 9:01 am
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The document filed along with his affidavit from Panjab says: "The name of Ferdinand Waititu is not in on record as a student of B.Com Degree course during the academic sessions 1985-86 to 1987-88"/FILE
The document filed along with his affidavit from Panjab says: “The name of Ferdinand Waititu is not in on record as a student of B.Com Degree course during the academic sessions 1985-86 to 1987-88″/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 27 – Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has filed certification documents to justify his claim that MP Ferdinand Waititu never went to Punjab University.

Through an affidavit filed by his lawyer Issa Mansur Tuesday afternoon, Kabogo alleged that Waititu used the name of his brother Clifford Waititu in the certificates he claims are his.

The document filed along with his affidavit from Panjab says: “The name of Ferdinand Waititu is not in 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 has also attached a letter from the Public Service Commission to prove the claims of Waititu’s plot.

“The commission does not have any records of the alleged employment of Ferdinand Ndung’u Waititu on 16th January, 1989,” the letter dated April 22, 2016 shows.

“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,” he said.

Kabogo further filed copies of birth certificates of Waititu’s brother and mother to justify his claims.

“I am aware that a student was enrolled in Form One at Dagoretti High School on 11th March 1980 under the name Ndung’u Wainaina son of Waititu Ndogi,” he stated.

He stated that while at Ruiru High school, Waititu could not have been admitted under a different name other than the name in the Certificate of Primary Education examinations, Ferdinand Waititu.

“The respondent could not have been admitted to Ruiru High School under the name Ndung’u Waititu, as the results for CPE were under the name Ndung’u Wainaina, the name appearing in the CPE certificate,” he said.

“If indeed the respondent proceeded to Ruiru High School as he claims at paragraph 33(j) of the replying affidavit, the respondent could not have been admitted under a different name other than the name in the Certificate of Primary Education examinations,” he pointed out.

The filing of the affidavit by Kabogo follow a directive by High Court judge Joseph Onguto that he substantiates his claims that Waititu never went to university.

In the document, while stating that he was an alumnus of Panjab University, Kabogo further explained that he was moved by the desire to safeguard the integrity of those whom studied at the institution.

“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 said.

He stated that Waititu attempted to rewrite his history and endeavoured to validate the illegal and unlawful adoption of the name Clifford Ndung’u Waititu who is a different person by law.

READ: Kabogo Seeks More Time in Waititu Papers Case

Kabogo and Waititu are embroiled in a suit in which the Kiambu Governor claims the legislator forged educational documents to vie for his position.

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