This is after the senator admitted that he had not completed his studies at the University of Nairobi, citing the lack of tuition fees.
Sakaja’s claim comes after previous public statements that during his time at UoN he previously shared that he bought his first car (a Mercedes Benz) and secured an apartment at the Yaya Center.
“In fact, I studied actuarial science for four years. There’s a document they keep putting out about students having to be terminated and it shows you the reason was fees.
“There are a few units that I did not complete but the graduation ceremony is not the one that confers knowledge and by the time I was able to return to class I was too embarrassed. I will still go back and complete the three to four units,“said Sakaja in an interview with FM Spice.
He added: “I studied Actuarial Science at the University of Nairobi for four years. The graduation ceremony is not what gives you the knowledge. And by the time I got back, I was too embarrassed to go back to class, and that’s something I’m going to finish, I’m finishing it, two to three or four units,” Sakaja explained.
A Miguna enthusiast unpacked the statement, calling the Nairobi senator a liar and questioned why Sakaja was now complaining about poverty when he had already shared with the public how he made his fortune at an early age.
He also pointed out that the politician was filmed pretending to be a graduate of the University of Nairobi, only to confess that he did not graduate.
“How he grew up in the Atwoli household. He said he had a degree in actuarial science. Why is he lamenting poverty now?” Miguna wrote.
Sakaja, who is the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate in the Nairobi gubernatorial race, became the talk of the town after several petitions were filed questioning the authenticity of his degree university.
Following the petitions, the Commission for University Teaching issued a letter revoking his team university degree before withdrawing the letter after Sakaja mounted a heated defense with the case landing in court.
Sakaja’s victory was short-lived, however, as the commission again on June 29 revoked the recognition of his academic credentials.
According to Professor Mwenda Ntarangwi, CEO of CUE, their investigations revealed that the Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) has not authorized the said university to offer the Bachelor of Science in Management (external) which Sakaja claims to have studied to Team.
“Documents submitted to the Commission as a certificate of graduation from Team University bore the name Bachelor of Science in Management (External). The University team was not, at the said period, accredited by the NCHE to offer such a degree”, he said in a letter to IEBC President Wafula Chebukati.