Vice President William Ruto, during his campaign rally in Uasin Gishu, named Governor Jackson Mandago, MP Oscar Sudi and Midshipman Jonathan Bii as his judges in the area.
The second envoy has given the three men the responsibility of running his county as they will deal with national issues if they win the top seat in the August 9 election.
However, speaking at the Presbyterian Church in East Africa (PCEA) in Kapseret, Ruto left the parishioners seamless after carefully examining Sudi’s academic credentials.
To begin with, the leader of the Kenya First Union introduced the MP as a cable operator (someone was wiring).
Ruto then recounted how the MP started as a three-conductor before climbing the career ladder and becoming an elected MP, although his academic papers are being questioned.
“Mtu wa kuunganisha mawaya (Sudi), we will also need you. You know this man started off as a conductor, God is good. However, I heard that he does not have academic papers,” said Ruto amid laughs.
The MP faces charges related to forging college degrees; The case has been with the Anti-Corruption Unit in the Military Court since 2016.
It is said that on Sudi’s head there are nine counts of forgery.
He claimed to have studied at Highway High School, where he obtained a Kenyan High School Certificate (KCSE) in 2006.
However, Sudi’s claim that he was the second winner of the KCSE 2006 on Highway was dropped after the headmaster, who served at the school at the time, denied having him in the school’s music hall.
Patrick Maritim, the school’s former headmaster, told the court that Sudi had failed to take his KCSE exams at the school in 2006 as he had claimed.
In October 2021, an official from the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) told the court that Sudi’s name was not on the KCSE 2006 student records.