Kenyans Criticize KeMU for Awarding Senator Sonko a Degree Certificate


Kenyans on Social media otherwise referred to as #KOT have taken a swipe at Senator Mike Mbuvi Sonko’s degree certificate. Many of them have criticised Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) for awarding a degree certificate to Mike Sonko yet he failed in his KCSE examinations. Sonko scored a C- Minus in KCSE and scored a paltry E grade in Mathematics.

Sonko registered to pursue a degree course in KeMU after completing a certificate course in sales and marketing. The Nairobi county Senator yesterday made his academic credentials public after being denied a chance to fight it out in Jubilee Party nominations. Sonko is determined to be the next Nairobi county governor.

The senator will fight out with Peter Kenneth who presented his papers to the Jubilee Party secretariat yesterday. Another candidate Johnson Sakaja dropped out of the governorship race and will now be fighting for the Jubilee Ticket to represent the people of Nairobi county in the senate.

Sonko also received his certificate of good conduct, HELB clearance certificate and certificate of clearance from KRA. Sonko was among the many graduants who attended the Kenya Methodist University’s 15th Graduation on Saturday 18th July 2015 at the Main Campus, Meru. It is said that he failed to produce his KCSE certificate but he has since refuted the claims.

Kenyans have also revisited quality of education being offered in local universities citing flouting of rules and regulations on admission. According to a report by the Commission for University Education early last month, there are several students who are currently pursuing degree courses but did not qualify as per the set criteria. CUE also found out that several had been allowed to graduate illegally .

The Education cabinet secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i promised to take stern action against every institution that was flouting rules. The CS already ordered for the closure of several campuses affiliated to Kisii and Laikipia university.

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