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Wajir Governor escapes questioning over academic papers - 3 months ago, 13 Nov 00:08

By: Kamau Muthoni

The Supreme Court will not allow Wajir Governor Muhamad Abdi Mahamud's rival to cross-examine him on his academic certificates in determining whether he qualified to vie for the seat.

Former governor, Ahmed Abdullahi, who is challenging Mahamud's election in 2017, had asked court to allow him question the respondent on the certificates from Kampala International University.

However, the court said it will rely on documents the two filed in court as well as its own scrutiny of the certificates.

The Supreme Court allowed Mahamud to file additional evidence to prove he possessed a university degree.

This was the first time the court allowed parties in an election petition to file additional evidence outside permitted timelines.

This was after it found the High Court and the Court of Appeal to have erred by denying the governor a chance to prove his academic qualifications to contest the seat.

Mahamud's lawyers Fred Ngatia and Tom Macharia said ...
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