The Commission for University Education (CUE) has withdrawn the letter revoking recognition of Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s degree.
The court had ordered the commission to suspend revocation of Sakaja's degree from Teams University until the case filed is heard and determined.
However, on Monday, the CUE maintained that the revocation of senator Sakaja's degree still stands after he failed to appear before the commission to provide the requested details.
Sakaja filed a contempt of court case on Wednesday against Professor Nyaigotti Chacha asking the court to arrest him for contempt of court.
He argued that by maintaining that the revocation of his degree still stands, Chacha had disobeyed court orders.
He said Chacha had shown “contempt, disregard and disobedience of court orders” that temporarily suspended CUE’s revocation of recognition of his degree by addressing through the media on Friday, June 17.
“On the even date, 17th June 2022 at 7:00 p.m, the Contemnor herein one PROF. CHACHA NYAIGOTI-CHACHA who is the Chairman of the Board of the Respondent, went live on all major national television and other media fora wherein he issued a press statement whose contents were a mockery and contemptuous of the Court’s orders earlier served upon the Respondent,” reads court documents.
“THAT later, on 20th June 2022 at around 5:00 p.m. the Contemnor again released a signed press statement to all media houses, wherein he ostensibly made reference to the Applicant, the orders of status quo ante, and the court process in general.”
In a rejoinder to the case filed by Sakaja, CUE now says that the application has been overtaken by events since the revocation letter has been withdrawn.
“The respondent wishes to confirm to the court that the substratum of this suit being the 14 June 2022 from which review is sought is hereby withdrawn pending further investigations by the respondents -CUE which investigations are ongoing,” reads court papers.