Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has finally ended his silence on claims that he performed poorly in his KCSE examinations.
The outspoken politician who has become a permanent fixture in the news for various reasons, including giving President Uhuru Kenyatta public dressing downs, was prompted to clear the air after a certificate emerged online showing that he only managed to get a D- (minus) in his final secondary education evaluation back in 1993.
But Mombasa County Director of Communications Richard Chacha, Joho on Wednesday, January 11, dismissed the certificate that went viral on social media alluding saying it didn’t belong to his boss.
“His name is Hassan Ali Joho not Ali Hassan. That is fake,” said Chacha, a former journalist with NTV.
Joho’s academic qualifications have been a subject of discussion in the past with many using the subject as a punching bag against him. His rivals have cast doubt on his education background.
Last year, Deputy President William Ruto, while touring Joho’s backyard of Mombasa, bashed his political nemesis in public saying he was an academic dwarf, that he had nothing on him. The former is a PhD student.
Joho has also previously been accused of purchasing a university degree from the neighbouring Uganda so as to meet IEBC’s minimum academic qualification to vie for governorship.