Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi on Saturday, July 2, revealed that the saga surrounding the validity of Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s degree certificate had given him some reprieve.
Speaking in Uasin Gishu, Sudi stated that he was happy to realise that he was not the only one with questionable papers adding that the saga brought to light other political leaders whose academic certificates were suspect.
The Kapseret MP stated it was unfair for the media and investigative agencies to brand him the poster child of fake academic papers while a simple investigation had shown most political leaders lacked verifiable academic documents.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi addresses a crowd at Megun Ward on Monday, May 16, 2022.
Oscar Sudi “They have now said that Sakaja does not have papers, so and so does not have papers – now we cannot even tell who has them. So these people have only been frustrating me in court yet we are many,” he stated
“Even Tinga doesn’t have papers. I particularly loved it when they asked him to provide evidence of those he went to school with. In fact, I am better off because if called upon, I can produce some of my classmates.
Sudi further poked holes at President Uhuru’s academic credentials and chided that KANU’s Gideon Moi also lacked papers just like him. Sudi stated that he would do a personal enquiry on some of the leaders.
The legislator added that he was only confident in the academic qualifications of Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula.
“Gideon also doesn’t have papers like me and we are even looking at Uhuru’s. I have begun an enquiry and the only one with good papers is Wetangula.
“If you listen to him speak in English, his diction tells you that his papers are legitimate, but all these others we are in the same group. It is not that I lack the certificates, I do, but they claim that they are questionable,” he added.
The UDA lawmaker was put to task to prove that he sat his Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exam, a requirement needed for all MP aspirant.
While he claimed that he sat the national test at the Highway Secondary School, former principal Patrick Maritim differed, claiming that there was no record of his admission. Maritim added that there was no documentation of Sudi collecting his result slip.
The MP further responded to comments by Rift Valley commissioner George Natembeya over calls that the Luhya community in Uasin Gishu should vote in their native counties.
He assured them that there would be peace in Uasin Gishu County during and after the August 9 polls – adding that he did not want to hear that they travelled in masses in fear of the aftermath.
“I do not want to hear this nonsense that you want to travel home then await to gauge how the election will go. If you are in Uasin Gishu, feel at home. This Kenya is for all of us and there will be peace,” he declared.
Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja at the Milimani Law Courts where he before the IEBC Dispute Tribunal Committee on June 15, 2022