Chuka University VC Erastus Njoka (C) with lawyer Brian Otieno (L) at EACC Upper Eastern office in Isiolo on August 25, 2021. PHOTO/PRESS POINT

By John Mugendi

Chuka University VC Prof Erastus Njoka has rubbished claims that he possesses fake academic certificates and accused his political rivals of being behind the scheme.

Addressing journalists after five hours of questioning at the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Upper Eastern office in Isiolo, Prof Njoka said that the allegations were malicious and politically motivated to tarnish his good reputation.

“Someone was funding some people to go to every institution I studied in so as to portray me as a bad person,” he said adding, “I am from the village and my village people know what I scored in school so I am not from heaven,” said Prof Njoka.

Through his lawyer Brian Otieno, Prof Njoka said, he had furnished the agency with all required academic documents to aid in the ongoing probe.

“The reputation of the Professor remains the same. We have presented the certificates to the investigating agency so that they can do their work,” said Mr Otieno.

“Complaints provided against Prof Njoka are malicious and we shall get to the bottom of it,” the lawyer added.

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