The saga about Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s academic papers has taken a new twist that has left Kenyans more confused.
Sakaja has been top on the trends in the last week after it emerged that he never graduated from the University of Nairobi (UoN) where he was pushing a degree in Actuarial Science.
The reason why this issue has been amplified is because Sakaja is eyeing the Nairobi gubernatorial seat. Any gubernatorial candidate must be a degree holder.
In a interesting turn of events, the first-term senator presented a degree from Uganda’s Team University where he reportedly took a course in management and graduated in 2016.
But now the UoN official website, Faculty of Science and Technology has listed Sakaja among its notable alumnus alongside Deputy President William Ruto and Prof George Saitoti. It is also indicated that he graduated with Bachelor’s of Art in Actuarial Science.
“Johnson Sakaja (Born 2nd February 1985) is the current Senator of Nairobi. He graduated with a degree in Actuarial Science. At UoN, he Sakaja set up a financial consultancy firm Arthur Johnson Consultants, during his fourth year in campus,” reads the website.
The website is contradicting a statement by the institution’s communication director John Orinda, who on Sunday said Sakaja never graduated.
Orinda said the lawmaker joined UoN in 2003, but until today he has never completed his studies.
It is also curious why Sakaja would present a degree certificate from a little-known Ugandan university to be cleared to run when he possess one from a reputable institution.
In 2020, Sakaja said during a sit-down with Nyashinski that he has never attended a school outside the country yet he graduated from Team University in 2016.
The big question is: who is fooling who is who in all these?