Dr. Miguna Miguna has joined DP William Ruto’s bandwagon in spewing venom against Hon Raila Odinga’s academic credentials.
The accusations against Hon Raila by these two forces (Ruto and Miguna) who have a wide disparity in Kenya’s political ideology have received substantial criticism from the former’s allies.
Deputy President William Ruto was the first to attack Raila Odinga last week terming the opposition chief as a fake engineer.
Then Canada based lawyer Miguna Miguna also chipped purporting that the college he (Raila) went to did not have an engineering faculty in the 1960s.
“That was not an ACCREDITED university or technical institute in East Germany in the 1960s when Raila purportedly graduated from there. In addition, that school did not have an engineering faculty in the 1960s. Raila must come up with better lies.” tweeted Miguna.
That was not an ACCREDITED university or technical institute in East Germany in the 1960s when Raila purportedly graduated from there. In addition, that school did not have an engineering faculty in the 1960s. Raila must come up with better lies.— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) March 24, 2019
“@RailaOdinga claimed that he attended a “university” that did not exist when he allegedly studied in East Germany in the 1960s. The said school did not have an engineering faculty or programs yet @RailaOdinga claims that it awarded him a degree in engineering.” Miguna added.
However, political analyst David Ndii and other keen friends have come out with facts to prove that indeed Raila’s credentials are genuine.
Looks like Raila is not the only prominent person who studied at the non-existent university. pic.twitter.com/2N0neVLzFi— David Ndii (@DavidNdii) March 25, 2019
He is registered as a mechanical engineer in Kenya since the board does not have manufacturing eng. category, or chemical eng. for that matter. Degree is an english word. “Diplom” is not a diploma, its german language for degree. Even a doctorate is called a “diplom”— David Ndii (@DavidNdii) March 25, 2019
some wikipedia articles are never accurate because they are written and submitted by unverified individuals. One of Raila's childhood friends confirmed that He actually dropped out of class 7(equivalent) due to failure to graduate to the next class then proceeded to study welding— Proseocuta Deniso Mussolini Salvini Houdini (@ProseocutaDenis) March 25, 2019
DP William Ruto: Raila Odinga is a fake engineer.Not registered anywhere in Kenya.His title doesnt exist.— Eugene Khisa Wakhungu (@eugene_wakhungu) March 22, 2019
EBK: HE Rt Hon Raila Odinga is a registered professional
Engineer under registration number A620 (Source:EBK
German system of education was different before Bologna process.The institute was a Hochschule, the generic term in Germany for institutions awarding academic degrees in higher education. In the 1960s, they awarded Diplom, an equivalent of BA/BSc. & MA/MSc. Cheers.— NICHOLAS OTIENO (@otynick) March 24, 2019