Report pins Kampala University officials in Joho saga
Publish Date: Feb 23, 2014
Report pins Kampala University officials in Joho saga
Ali Joho, the Governor of Mombasa. PHOTO: Standard Media
  • mail
  • img

By Steven Candia

A police probe into the Kampala University (KU) degree awarded to Ali Joho, the Governor of Mombasa, has raised more questions about its authenticity.

The report by the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Directorate (CIID) said the university and the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) were cagey and reluctant to cooperate, raised doubt about whether the embattled Kenyan politician authentically acquired the award.

The report has been forwarded to the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). In it ,there is a recommendation that NCHE avails all information necessary for the conclusion of the probe, while the university should cooperate by providing information to prove that Joho went through all the necessary processes to acquire the degree.

“The Director of Public Prosecutions should evaluate the assembled evidence to enable him to form an opinion as to whether there are any criminal acts by Kampala University officials, NCHE and Hassan Ali Joho during the commission of the offence…,” reads the report compiled by a team of senior detectives, headed by the director CIID, Grace Akullo.

Last March, on the instructions of the NCHE, the CIID instituted a probe into the alleged fraudulent acquisition, of a bachelor of business administration (human resource management option) degree by Joho from the university without going through due process. The degree has been contested in Kenyan courts and has now spilled over into Uganda.

According to documents that New Vision has seen, the report was forwarded to the DPP on February 7 and copied to the Inspector General of Police, as well as the Inspector General of Government. A copy of the report was also submitted to the chairman NCHE, Prof. Nyeko Pen-Mogi.

The report singles out at top university officials, including Prof. Badru Kateregga and the legal officer, John Kabagambe, for refusing to avail documents, shielding staff or declining to make statements.


The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Makerere extends tuition payment deadline
Makerere University students call off their strike after a decision to extend the tuition payment deadline....
FIFTEEN schools are currently benefiting from New Vision’s newspapers in education (NIE) initiative that aims to inculcate a reading culture in students of secondary schools...
Govt embarks on building regional technical institutions
THE government of Uganda has embarked on the construction of regional technical institutions in partnership with the government of China in a bid to emphasize vocational education in the country...
Katunguka calls for policy on special needs education
A new study indicates that children with hearing impairments in Uganda are “secluded before they even learn the basics.”...
Rotary boss tips students on social service
Robert Wagwa Nsibirwa urges parents and managers of schools to attract their students to join the Rotary and other service-oriented organisations....
Makerere gets sh76b for scholarships
A total of 98 first-year bright but economically disadvantaged students will benefit from the scholarships....
Should Makerere University fees policy be reviewed?
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter