Wajir Governor Mohamed Abdi’s case at the Supreme Court could be heading south, after the apex court threw out two affidavits filed by Kampala International University confirming that was a graduate of the institution.
The affidavit were thrown out on the grounds that they were filed out of time.
The documents were sworn by Kampala International University’s founding vice chancellor Badru Dungu Katerega and the Academic Registrar Hamza Segawa, stating that Mr Abdi was a student at the university between 2009 and 2012.
This was in contradiction of a statement issued last month, denying that Abdi studied in the university.
Uganda’s Ministry of Internal Affairs said Mr Abdi never traveled to the country at the time he claims to have been studying.
“We have established no record of travel into and out of Uganda during the said period … as per the details provided in the letter,” Ms Lynette Bridget Boganza, for the Internal Affairs Permanent Secretary, said in an October 22 communication.
Mr Abdi’s election was nullified because of irregularities and because he does not possess a degree, a requirement for a governor’s position.
His appeal was equally dismissed by the Court of Appeal but he moved to the Supreme Court and obtained orders stopping IEBC from declaring the seat vacant pending his appeal.