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Court orders Kabogo to pay Waititu millions over ‘fake degree’ allegations.

Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu and his arch rival, Kiambu Governor William Kabogo.
The High Court has slapped Kiambu Governor William Kabogo with a Sh. 5.3 million order to pay his rival Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu.

Deputy Registrar Sharon Mwayuli issued the orders on the legal costs incurred by Waititu in the case after Kabogo’s petition challenging Waititu’s university degree was dismissed.

Waititu filed a bill of costs totaling Sh50.9 million which he says he accrued in the case.

Justice Joseph Onguto dismissed a suit filed by Kabogo with cost on December 7, which prompted the MP to file a bill of costs of the petition.

Kabogo had moved to court to challenge Waititu’s academic credentials.

He said he is an alumni of Punjab University and was surprised by Waititu’s claims that he, too, was in the same university. Kabogo said there was no evidence that Waititu had earned any degree.

Meanwhile, Waititu has downplayed reports that he may be defeated by the incumbent in the August poll.

The Kabete MP, who described Kabogo as a crafty politician said he and his United for Kiambu team comprising his deputy James Nyoro and David Gakuyo, John Mugwe and Aquiline Njoki were not taking the incumbent for granted and hence working overdrive to ensure that they beat him hands down.

Speaking in Ruaka during a meeting with business community organised by the Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Waititu said Kabogo, who is defending his seat as an independent candidate is burning the mid-night oil to retain the seat despite massively losing to him in the nominations.

During the Jubilee Party primaries, Waititu garnered 353,604 votes against Kabogo’s 69,916 votes. Although he conceded defeat, Kabogo has been repackaging himself in a bid to retain the seat.

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