Sonko's cabinet nominee defends her D+ KCSE grade

Proud of my D+

Sonia Birdi, Governor Mike Sonko nominated her for the Environment CEC docket in his cabinet (Twitter)

Nairobi County nominee for the Environment docket, Ms Sonia Birdi, has defended her D+ grade scored when she sat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education exam.

Ms Birdi told the Nairobi County Assembly Committee on appointments that a D+ grade is not an indication of failure, rather, a sign of her willingness to serve residents of Nairobi.

"That D+ in my paper is not a failure but what I am bringing on the table.

"If I was not positive on the change I want to make, I wouldn't have applied for the position," Birdi stated.

Sonia Birdi's connections in Politics

Speaker Chege Mwaura had tasked the former United Republican Party (URP) nominated MP to explain how she would be able to perform her duties in the docket given that she had neither the knowledge nor the experience required for the docket.

Birdi holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from D. R. College in India as well as a second degree in Business Administration from UK's University of Sheffield.

A question on whether she knew where the Dandora dump site is located offended the nominee as she fired back with, "I am sorry chair but I am not a student and I will not answer questions which are asked in an insulting way."

When asked about her marital status, the nominee replied to the Committee saying that she is still single because no man has proposed marriage to her.

Birdi made headlines in 2015 together with Nandi Hills MP Alfred Keter after a video went viral of the two causing drama at the Gilgil weighbridge.

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