Embattled Johnson Sakaja, a senator from Nairobi, admitted to deceiving Kenyans about his purported degree for years.
In the majority of his interviews, Sakaja frequently asserted that the University of Nairobi had awarded him a degree in actuarial science.
UoN in reference argued that Sakaja was still a student and had not finished his course, despite the fact that it appeared that Sakaja had never graduated from a Kenyan university.
Sakaja, the UDA candidate for governor of Nairobi, acknowledged in an interview that he never finished his degree because he couldn’t afford the tuition.
The contentious politician disclosed that he only needs a few more courses to complete his degree program.
I spent four years at the University of Nottingham studying actuarial science, but I was unable to complete my degree due to financial constraints. It was a challenging procedure. By the time I was able to return, I was too ashamed to return to class, he claimed.
Sakaja mentioned that although he already had a degree certificate, he still intended to return to the University of Nebraska to finish the remaining courses.
It was not immediately clear how Sakaja found money to assist him earn another degree at the same time that he allegedly purchased his first Mercedes Benz but was unable to pay the expenses to complete his degree certificate.
A day after the investigation’s conclusion, the Commission for University Education (CUE) withdrew senator Sakaja’s degree certificate, calling it a forgery.