Narok senator Ledama Ole Kina’s reaction after witnesses appearing before a Nairobi court unearthed inconsistencies in academic certificates belonging to Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, elicited mixed reactions amongst netizens and notable figures.
The lawmaker claimed that he was baffled after it was revealed that Sudi sat KCSE in 2006 and completed his diploma certificate in 2005, a year earlier than his secondary education completion.
“Alifanya KCSE 2006 alafu ako na Diploma ya 2005 Sasa hii si bangi! Sudi sema ukweli (He did KCSE in 2006 and posesses a Diploma certificate dated 2005. Sudi please be honest),” he posted.
In response to the ODM Senator’s tweet, a verified twitter user, whose bio reads; the official twitter account for Ainabkoi MP William Chepkut, jumped to the defence of embattled Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi.
He rubbished the revelations of the Kenya National Examinations Council Principal Examinations Secretary Nabiki Ene Kashu, saying that Sudi was not responsible for what he terms as KNEC’s spelling mistakes on his documents.
“Let KNEC sort out it’s issues. Oscar Sudi is not responsible for spelling mistakes made by KNEC on his certificate,” he tweeted.
K24 Digital reached out to the Ainabkoi lawmaker to ascertain if the sentiments shared by the verified twitter account were his, but our calls went unanswered at the time of publishing this story.
Oscar Sudi’s forgery case
During an appearance in court, a KNEC official claimed that Sudi did not register or sit for the 2006 KCSE examination at Highway Secondary School in Nairobi.
She confirmed to the trial court that the index number 401006/081 of year 2006 in the forged KCSE certificate did not belong to Highway Secondary school but to Parklands Secondary School.
She also stated that the index number belonged to one Obaje Bob Onyango.
In a separate testimony about Sudi’s tertiaty education credentials, the court was told that that the Kapseret MP’s Diploma certificate and admission number belong to two different people.
ohn Matsheshe, a former Head of Examinations at the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) told the Anti Corruption Court that the Kapsaret MP was never their student and that the Diploma certificate in question belongs to Elkanah K. Kimutai, a former student of the institute.
While testifying in the ongoing hearing of the forgery case, he further revealed that an admission number captured in a copy of the certificate presented to the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission belonged to a woman who was a student at the institution in 2005.