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William Ruto says Raila’s education background is questionable

by Amos Khaemba

Kenya Kwanza alliance presidential flag bearer William Ruto has defended Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja who is battling allegations of forging education papers.

According to the affidavit filed before the IEBC Dispute Resolution Committee, the degree certificate from a Ugandan university used by Sakaja is not genuine.

The petitioner stated that the UDA politician did not acquire his certificate legally as there is no evidence to prove he graduated such as his classmates.

Speaking in Nyamira County On Thursday, June 16, William Ruto blasted the government for frustrating Sakaja instead of targeting his main opponent Raila Odinga.

“Leave alone our Gubernatorial Candidate Johnson Sakaja. He went to school and graduated. It is your candidate (Raila) whose education is questionable,” Ruto said.

The former Eldoret North MP challenged the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party presidential candidate to make public his papers and classmates.

“Huyo candidate yenu wa rais alisoma wapi, alisoma ni, alisoma na nani alisomeshwa na nani, hamuwezi kujibu hiyo your, alafu mnatuambia Ako na degree.” Ruto said.

Loosely translated to, “Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya coalition party, Where did your president candidate (Raila) study, who are his classmates, which course did pursue, and who taught him?. You can not answer that, yet you tell us he has a degree”

Recently, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Secretary-General Veronica Maina in an interview with Citizen TV challenged the 2022 presidential election front runner Raila Odinga to come clean on which university he graduated from.

“Questions have also been asked about the credibility of presidential candidates’ qualifications. You have seen a lot of headlines questioning the university that our biggest opponent, Raila Amolo Odinga, qualified from,” UDA secretary-general Veronica Maina said.

But the IEBC stated that the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya presidential candidate Raila Odinga met all the legal requirements before being cleared.

“You might have noted that the returning officer for clearing presidential candidates was IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati. Raila Odinga met all the legal requirements,” IEBC CEO, Marjan Hussein said in an interview with NTV on Tuesday, June 14.

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