Anti-graft agency probes Joho’s primary education

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho (centre) with
Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho (centre) with Mombasa Woman Representative Mishi Mboko and Kisauni MP Rashid Bedzimba during a press briefing on March 28, 2017. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) is investigating the education background of Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho.

In a letter sent to Tom Mboya Primary School headteacher Suleiman Babu, the EACC is seeking information regarding Mr Joho’s education at the school.

“The commission is informed that Ali Hassan Joho was a pupil at Tom Mboya Primary School and sat for [the] primary school examination sometimes on or about the years 1989,” says the letter dated March 28, 2017.

For investigation purposes, the anti-graft agency wants to know whether Mr Joho sat for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination and the grades he obtained, including the school completion certificate.

“Our officers will be available to collect the documents and information on or before April 5, 2017,” the letter states.

On Wednesday morning, Mr Babu said EACC officers visited the school and requested a report by afternoon.

Last month, the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec) said Mr Joho’s secondary school certificate is a forgery.

Knec acting chief executive Mercy Gathigia Karogo, in a letter to Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro, said the agency had established that the “purported” copy of the results slip presented to the council for authentication was obtained from a forged document.

Last week, Mr Joho denied forging a Form Four certificate to gain admission to university and described the claims as political propaganda.


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