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DP Ruto’s graduation results in nasty exchange between Dennis Itumbi and David Ndii

David Ndii on the rampage, Dennis Itumbi comes to DP Ruto's defence

DP William Ruto with his wife Rachel after he graduated with a PhD at Nairobi University (twitter)

Yesterday’s graduation of Deputy President William Ruto has resulted in a nasty exchange between leading economist David Ndii and Dennis Itumbi.

In a thin veiled attack, Ndii who was responding to the news on DP Ruto’s graduation questioned the credibility of the Phd, alleging that it was not earned and would serve no purpose other than being a credential in an obituary.

“Congratulations conman. When you sleep at night, you will know you have not earned a PhD, just like the rest of your loot. But at least now you have a credential for your obituary.” Ndii wrote.


He further alleged that corruption had found its way into academic institutions, calling for the stigmatization of the corrupt who had “corrupted the state, the church, now the academy”.

“You whine every day about corruption. This psycopath has corrupted the state, the church, now the academy, and you call for decorum. You are hypocrites. The corrupt must be stigmatized. @FredMatiangi called him out for police uniform, I’m calling him out for fraudulent degree.” He wrote.

His comments attracted the attention of Itumbi who swiftly responded, challenging him to pen down his ideas.

“Congratulations Sir, now write a dictionary of insults. Publish it in the academic journal of below the belt! Godspeed!” Itumbi wrote.


DP Ruto marks three important events

The DP graduated on Friday with a Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Nairobi during the 60th graduation ceremony at the institution.

The event which coincided with his 52nd birthday and 27th wedding anniversary saw him receive more attention than three other high profile individuals who also graduated from the institution.

The DP was accompanied by his wife Rachel Ruto at the event that was also graced by President Uhuru Kenyatta.


Other national leaders who also graduated on Friday are Supreme Court judge and Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu, Meru Senator Mithika Linturi and Devolution CS Eugene Wamalwa.


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