Embattled Nairobi senator Johnson Sakaja has come under sharp criticism from members of the public after a video of him fashioning himself as a well-established man surfaced just days after he claimed to have dropped his studies at the University of Nairobi due to financial problems.
In the video that has elicited mixed reactions, Sakaja intimated that he had several businesses such as a salon, Kinyozi, and laundry business that earned him extra income during his university days.
With the money earned, he was able to buy his first car and apartment while in University.
"I had a salon, laundry, Kinyozi, I used to wash guy's clothes. Every day I had an extra Ksh6,000. I had some resources because I bought the car for Ksh500,000. By the time I was in my fourth year I had an apartment in Yaya," Sakaja stated.
Sakaja says he lacked school fees
This is contrary to what he stated during an interview with a local radio station on Friday, July 1, 2022.
In the said interview, the gubernatorial hopeful claimed that he was unable to complete his studies because he lacked school fees.
"There is a document they (UoN) keep spreading around of students to be discontinued and it shows the reason there was school fees. Of course, it was a difficult process, there are a few units I didn't complete but the ceremony of graduation is not what confers knowledge to you," he lamented.
He added that he was too embarrassed to go back to school when he finally got his financial breakthrough.
"By the time I was now able to go back I was too embarrassed and shy to go back to class. That is something I will complete, two-three units," he stated.