Kapsaret MP Oscar Kipchumba Sudi has broken his silence over a media report that claimed that he dropped out of school at class seven.
The Standard Newspaper had on Wednesday, June 22 reported that the lawmaker quit school while in class seven and did not proceed to secondary school.
The newspaper ran the story after Derrick Juma, an investigator from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) told the court that he visited all the schools Sudi claimed to have attended and interviewed the head teachers but the MP’s name was not listed as a student in any of the said schools.
According to the investigator, Sudi’s name only appeared at Luok Ngetuny Primary School in Eldoret where the teachers confirmed that he enrolled in 1995 under the name of Kipchumba Kipng’etich, but that he exited the school at Class Seven.
While responding to the report through his official Twitter account, Sudi said that he deserves to be celebrated if he has managed to get to where he is, as a class seven drop out.
He went ahead to call out Standard Media Group for what he termed as spreading falsehoods.
“If I can manage to this far just as class seven drop out then I deserve to be celebrated. Standard should stop spreading falsehood. Wacheni fitina,” Sudi said.
Sudi is accused of forging a diploma certificate in Business Management, issued by the Kenya Institute of Management (KIM) and a KCSE certificate and a school leaving certificate from Highway Secondary School.