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Nairobi senator angers Kenyans after saying he lacked money to finish degree programme

by Amos Khaemba

The controversy around the degree certificate of Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja seems not to be ending any time soon.

Speaking on Spice FM on Friday, July 1, Sakaja who is eying the Nairobi gubernatorial seat on a UDA ticket for the first time admitted that he did not complete his Actuarial Science degree at the University of Nairobi.

According to Sakaja lack of school fees was the major reason why he did not complete his studies at UON but he revealed that he has plans to go back and finish his degree.

Sentiments by Sakaja attracted a lot of fury from netizens who recalled how Sakaja boosted of he bought a Mercedes Benz while at UON.

According to the social media users, Sakaja was being economical with the truth on the reason why he failed to graduate.

Joan Gee a random Twitter user said, “He lacked school fees yet in an interview with Churchill he said how he bought his Mercedes when he was in UoN.”

“I remember very well how this fellow was bragging about how he made his first Million when still a student at the University of Nairobi So, now he is saying something else, how he never finished his studies because of lack of fees..with these kinds of characters…do some people still want to vote for the UDA party?? James Patelle posed.

Other Kenyans wondered how Sakaja lacked school fees yet he managed to pursue a degree in a foreign country.

“Someone who was driving a Mercedes Benz while on campus lacked school fees but could afford to start another degree in another country. Kwani lying is an infectious disease in UDA.” Derrick Ouma said.

Byuma Amanga a Facebook user wondered how Sakaja who has been nominated as MP for five years and elected as senator of Nairobi for five years was unable to complete his degree.

Speaking on a popular comedy program dubbed Churchill Show in June 2021, Sakaja had revealed he acquired a luxurious Mercedes Benz car at Ksh 500,000 and an apartment while in his fourth year at UON.

At that time Sakaja indicated that he had ventured into businesses ranging from salons, laundry, and barbershops that earned him between Ksh 5,000 and Ksh 6,000 per day.

Since his degree saga began, Sakaja a close ally of the Deputy President William Ruto has been giving contradicting statements about his academic qualification.

In the 2017 election, Sakaja had claimed that he graduated from UON, but today he said the lack of school fees made him not complete his course work.

“I studied Actuarial Science at UoN for four years but did not graduate for lack of fees- it was a difficult process. By the time I could go back, I was too embarrassed to go back to class. But the graduation ceremony does not confer knowledge into you,” Sakaja said on Spice FM on Friday, July 1.

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