Gretsa University has defended Mombasa County governor Ali Hassan Joho against claims that he is not a graduate.
Accordinng to Vice Chancellor Kuria Thuo, the governor graduated from the institution last December.
The University also dimissed claims by ODM politicians that it was being coerced to withdraw the governor’s degree.
The institution was among the 70 public and private universities in Kenya audited by the Commission for University Education (CUE) following an order by Education CS Fred Matiang’i.
Thuo said on Thursday that the report by CUE indicated the university had complied with the set standards and guidelines.
He added that Joho was a duly registered Bachelor of Commerce student, specialising in Human Resource Management.
“He was on a long-distance programme since 2014 and graduated having satisfied the board of examiners and University Senate,” Thuo said.
“Gretsa has not been harassed or instructed by anyone to cancel any of our graduate’s degrees.”
Joho’s political competitors had attempted to discredit his academic qualifications and lock him out of the August General Election.