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The Public Service Commission (PSC) yesterday complicated matters for Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu in the case which Governor William Kabogo has questioned Waititu’s academic qualifications when they denied that he ever worked at the Treasury.

The PSC said it has no record showing Waitutu was an accountant at the Treasury between 1989 and 1993 as Waititu claims.

Kabogo has insisted that Waititu is not the Clifford Ndung’u Waititu named in his academic papers. 

“Ferdinand Waititu, whose birth was registered on January 4, 1980, cannot be the same person as Clifford who sat CPE at Mbagathi Primary in 1975.”  

On the other hand, Waititu maintains he was in Panjab University, SGGS College from 1985 to 1988, where he graduated with second-class honours.

Kabogo has said Waititu “does not have any qualification past primary school and he did not go to India for his higher education” division in Bachelor of Commerce.

His lawyer Issa Mansur wrote to the commission enquiring about the status of the MP’s employment records in the government. They have filed an affidavit attaching a letter from a college in India stating that Ferdinand Waititu never obtained a degree at Panjab University, India.

In June 2015, an anonymous person sent Kabogo a number of exhibits that prompted him to contact the institution. He requested the firm of Legacy Law Offices in Chandigarh India to inquire and verify from 
‘SGGS College’ the procedure and the documents that would have been required for admission to Panjab University and whether Waititu attended and obtained a degree as he claims.

In a replying affidavit, Kabogo claimed that Legacy Law advocates in Chandigarh India confirmed that there was no student by the name "Clifford Ferdinand Ndung'u Waititu" admitted to Panjab University in the 1985-86 academic year and who graduated in 1987-88.

He added that Jonah Kusero was not in the same university with Mr Waititu in India as he had claimed.

Kabogo alleged that Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, an associate college of Panjab University, says Clifford Ndung’u Waititu enrolled at the university in the 1985-86 academic year and graduated in 1987-88. However, Parveen Moudgil, a senior associate in the firm, said Ferdinand Waititu has never been enrolled at the university.

He says that Waititu has given conflicting versions of his academic background in his attempt to adopt another person’s qualifications.

“From the documents given to me, I have discovered that on 13th November 1997, Clifford Ndung’u Waititu’s passport was renewed under the names Bernard Ndung’u Waititu being Passport No. A431619.

At page 32 of the passport, it was observed that the holder’s names on the Data Base should read Ferdinand Ndung’u Waititu.

This is the point at which the identity theft was formalised,” he adds.

"The allegations that I forged or produced a fake certificate of primary education are therefore baseless," he said.

He insisted that the Certificate of Primary Education was consistent with Waititu's own statement on Churchill Live that he attended Mbagathi Primary School.

Kabogo claimed that he produced the certificate in good faith among other documents that were forwarded to him as exhibits to assist the court make a just determination. He claimed that the issue of determination in the petition was whether Waititu attended university and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in the name of Clifford Ndung'u Waititu.

"I could not therefore produce a forged primary school certificate as alleged," said Kabogo.

He added that in addition to being an alumnus of Panjab University, it was important to clear the air on the integrity of the degrees acquired from that university. Kabogo claimed that Waititu misled a court about his academic qualifications.

"Waititu claims that he never used the name Ndung'u while in school and I am aware that a student was enrolled in Form One at Dagoretti High School on March 11, 1980 under the name Ndung'u Wainaina the son of Waititu Ndogi," said Kabogo.

He added that the name was consistent with the certificate of primary school results he has produced with his replying affidavit. Kabogo claimed that Wainaina was Waititu's surname.

The Governor also denied being involved in drug trafficking or any other criminal activities as alleged by Waititu. "The Government didn't employ him since he did not have the required documents," Kabogo in his affidavit.

In his suit, Kabogo insists Waititu is not the Clifford Waititu named in his academic documents. But the documents presented by Kabogo in court have been questioned after the Kenya National Examinations Council said they were forged.

A fortnight ago, Waititu filed documents, among them from the examination body Knec that said the documents filed by Kabogo were forged. The Kabete MP filed certificates from primary school to the university explaining how and why he used different names at different levels.

He said he used his grandfather’s names before his mother was married and later adopted his father’s names.

KNEC said the CPE exam code for the primary school mentioned in Kabogo’s affidavit was wrong.

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