Kakamega voter wants Sen Malala barred from vying over fake academic qualifications

Fred Muka, a voter challenging Sen Malala's gubernatorial race over fake academic qualifications. Photo/Irene Onyango.

A petitioner has moved to court seeking orders to bar Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala from vying for the kakamega gubernatorial seat.

Fred Muka claims that Malala did not graduate from United States International University (USIU) as he claimed.

In his affidavit, Muka claims there is an eight year gap from when Sen Malala claims to have graduated to the time he got his degree certificate.

According to the petitioner, the USIU graduation list for the year 2011 shows that Sen Malala did not feature among the graduates for Bachelor of science in information systems and technology neither did his name feature in the graduation list if 2019.

“The 1st respondent’s (Malala) degree certificate has gained notoriety displaying patent disparities, inconsistencies,  irregularities and contradiction that he graduated from USIU in the year 2011 while his degree certificate was printed in the year 2019,” Muka swears in his affidavit.


Muka also claims that the senator’s KCSE certificate from Friends School Kamusinga displays a different code from that of the official code of the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC).

Muka is apprehensive that the certificates showcased by the senator may be falsified documents.

In addition, he is apprehensive that the IEBC may clear him to vie for the gubernatorial position while relying on a misleading information which is an illegality and a direct breach of the constitution and the law.

“Unless this court intervenes and grants the orders sought, there is imminent risk of the occurrence of an election malpractice whereby an aspirant who does not satisfy educational requirements for the position of a governor is cleared to vie,” Muka said.