Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has ordered a fresh investigation into the allegation that Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho forged his university degree.
Mr Tobiko ordered the investigation after receiving a petition from Silas Otuke, a voter who is questioning the authenticity of Governor Joho's degree.
"DPP Tobiko today ordered fresh investigations into alleged forgery of degree cert. by Gov. Hassan Joho. This follows a petition by Silas Otuke," said a post on the DPP's Twitter account.
The High Court in Mombasa had last month dismissed a petition by Mr Otuke challenging the academic qualifications of Governor Joho.
A three-judge bench struck down the petition on the grounds that it amounted to abuse of the court process.
While delivering the judgment before a packed courtroom, justices Christine Meoli, Edward Muriithi and Martin Muya said the petitioner did not follow the correct procedure when he filed the case and declared it immature.