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Kabogo: Waititu is unfit to be governor

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has stepped up his bid to block Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu from vying for the top county position by going to court to challenge his academic qualifications.

Through lawyer Issa Mansur, Mr Kabogo accused Mr Waititu of using someone’s university qualification.

Mr Kabogo wondered why the MP swore an affidavit to change his name to Ferdinand Clifford Ndung’u Waititu on January 11, 2013 yet from birth he had been known as Ferdinand Ndung’u Waititu.

The Kiambu governor said Ferdinand Clifford Ndung’u Waititu and Ferdinand Ndung’u Waititu are two different people.

He said Clifford’s academic record shows that he enrolled at Punjab University in Chandigarh, India, in 1985 for a three-year degree course but was awarded a diploma on June 19, 1988.

UNIVERSITY DEGREE

“Mr Waititu does not possess any degree from a recognised university and there is no evidence that he went through a process of learning, tutoring or examinations to meet the requirements of the said degree he purports to possess,” said Mr Mansur.

According to Mr Kabogo, records indicate that the Kabete MP does not have any post-primary school qualification.

He said the records also do not show that the lawmaker went to India for higher education.

He accused Mr Waititu of flouting the Leadership and Integrity Act by purporting to be the man who graduated from Punjab University.

“I have reasonable grounds to state that Mr Waititu has violated the Constitution, which makes him unfit to hold public office,” said the governor.