NASA political strategist David Ndii has lashed at DP William Ruto’s academic credentials saying its hallmark for ‘insecure scoundrels’.
Ndii was reacting to a post by the office of Prime Minister of Ethiopia who wrote: “Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) is holding discussions with high ranking military commanders this morning…”
It continued “…marking the close of deliberations that have been taking place at different levels within the Ministry of Defence…”
But Ndii who noticed the postgraduate doctoral degree at the end of the Prime Minister’s name said credentialism is bad PR.
“May I suggest you drop (PHD). It’s bad PR. Your PM does not need credentialism—his leadership speaks for itself,” he said.
He added: “Academic credentialism in Africa is the hallmark of insecure scoundrels like Grace Mugabe and William Ruto.”
may I suggest you drop (PHD). Its bad PR. Your PM does not need credentialism—his leadership speaks for itself. Academic credentialism in Africa is the hallmark of insecure scoundrels like Grace Mugabe and William Ruto. https://t.co/6nLHHBCA3s
— David Ndii (@DavidNdii) November 8, 2018
Last month, Ruto defended his PhD thesis on the ‘Influence of Anthropogenic Activities on Land Use/Cover Changes and Environmental Quality of Saiwa Wetland Watershed, Western Kenya’.
He defended his thesis at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Nairobi. Ruto failed to graduate last year with a doctorate in Philosophy in Plant Ecology after missing out on what he said was set requirements.
Ndii further noted that a PHD is not an achievement adding that he got his own 20 years ago.
“…I earned my PhD 20+ years ago, why would I envy an academic fraud? It’s not an achievement. Amin, Bokassa made it to the Presidency. Corruption, murder and megalomania will get you there. William Ruto is eminently qualified— I’m not,” he said.
His reactions were treated to mixed reactions from Kenyans on Twitter who said Ruto earned the credentials while others opposed it.
When will you reach that level of being called DEPUTY PRESIDENT ???
It seems you are envious of WSR
— True Patriot (@schelanga94) November 8, 2018
eti what!!! like who and who again? hahaha….@WilliamsRuto is not even a Dr. yet but already uwivu imewakubikwa. Ni kwa Mungu tu.
— Korir Jones (@KorirJones) November 8, 2018
Eti jamaa wa mashamba @WilliamsRuto ako na PhD? is it a PhD on how to steal from the public, if yes I second, if no then return the papers to the undersigned!!
— Olé~Jáchigá (@TheBluntKenyan) November 8, 2018