Growing up, most Kenyans have encountered the cliche phrase, education is the key to success. If success has anything to do with money, power, and influence, then Kenyan politicians occupy would be said to be successful. But how did they perform in school? We researched the academic performance of some of the prominent politicians in the Kenyan political scene.
Musalia Mudavadi.The ANC Leader attended Nairobi School and proceeded to the University of Nairobi where he studied Land Economics. Mudavadi graduated class of 1984 with a Second Class (Upper Division).
Anyang Nyong’o.The Kisumu Governor complete his undergraduate studies at Makerere University where he was attained a 1st class honors degree in political science. Nyong’o was later awarded scholarships to attend the University of Chicago where he was awarded his Master's degree and later a Ph.D. in political science in 1977.
Kalonzo Musyoka.The Wiper Leader attended the University of Nairobi alongside a number of prominent individuals who included lawyer Gitobu Imanya, Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi, Attorney General Kihara Kariuki and Chief Justice David Maraga. Murungi, Imanyara, and Kihara attained a Second Class (Upper Division) while Maraga and Karogo attained graduated with lower divisions.
Prof Kivutha Kibwana.The Makueni Governor is one of the most academically gifted politicians. He attended the University of Nairobi where he graduated class of 1976 with a Second Class (Upper Division). He later won a scholarship to the University of London and Harvard University where he obtained two master’s degrees in law. Kibwana also holds a Doctorate in Law from George Washington University.
Nancy Gitau.President Uhuru Kenyatta’s political advisor graduated with a First Class Honours in Political Science (class of 1984).
Moses Kuria. The vocal MP served as Sonu Treasurer at the University of Nairobi. He graduated in the class of 1994 with a Second Class (Lower Division).
Babu Owino.The Embakasi East MP is still a student at the University of Nairobi where he is taking his second degree in law. In 2012, he completed his first degree with a First Class honors in Actual Science.
Moses Wetangula.The Bungoma Senator attained a Bachelor of Laws in the same year as National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi. They both scored a Second Class Lower Division at UoN class of 1980.
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