Kenyans can’t figure out how Baba Yao got his MBA
Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has excited social media by sharing a photo taken when he graduated with a Masters in Business Administration.
Waititu was among 2,800 students who graduated on Friday during Kenya Methodist University’s (KeMu) 17th graduation ceremony.
While the news was greeted with congratulatory messages from some Kenyans on Twitter, it reignited the long running debate on the first-time governor’s academic credentials.
Early in January, the politician won a case in which former Governor William Kabogo alleged he forged a degree certificate.
He was awarded Sh50.9 million after Kabogo alleged he breached the Leadership and Integrity Act and had a fake degree from India’s Panjab University. Kabogo wanted the court to declare his rival unfit to run for public office.
The self-styled Baba Yao clinched the Jubilee Party primaries before going on to unseat Kabogo with a landslide victory during the August 8 general election to become Kiambu’s second governor.
Here are some of the reactions and comments that the photo of the Waititu clad in a graduation gown and cap drew Kenyans on Twitter:
MBA it is ??? @WehliyeMohamed ! Ferdinand Clifford Ndungu Njuguna Waititu Baba Yao ?????????? CONGRATULATIONS!!!
— Florence (@flopatriot) October 14, 2017
Waititu graduates with a Masters in Business Admin from Kenya Methodist University & confirmed that he will do PhD in Stone throwing
— Chelimo Kibett?? (@kibettchelimo) October 14, 2017
Ask waititu what did he score in final exams
— Arnold Odhiambo (@odhiamboarnold1) October 14, 2017
Trying to figure out Ferdinand Waititu’s Research Topic.
— Bruce (@BruceMbakara) October 14, 2017
Finally….Waititu has a degree!
No kugeria mani tuone kana ni tuguteitheka. pic.twitter.com/OZVjMOFPBl
— Ahmed Mohamed (@Asmali77) October 14, 2017
What do you think was Waititu’s MBA thesis?
— Baba Kari (@githaka_) October 14, 2017
Why are we worked up over Waititu’s masters degree? ???
— Super Bad! (@SupremeGREAM) October 14, 2017