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Linturi links varsity degree troubles to politics in suit

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Meru Senator Mithika Linturi. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi on Monday challenged his deregistration at the University of Nairobi as a law student over allegations of fake academic papers.

Mr Linturi accused the university of participating in political witch-hunt fronted by his opponents whom he named as former Meru governor Peter Munya and Mugambi Imanyara, a losing candidate in the county’s Senate race in August.

Through lawyer Tom Ojienda, the legislator sued the university and listed the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) as an interested party.

“It was illegal, unreasonable and an utter show of bad faith for the university to de-register Mr Linturi without conducting its own independent investigations or informing him at the very least so as to afford him the right to be heard,” said Prof Ojienda.

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