Deputy President William Ruto announced on Thursday, December 1, that he will not be graduating from the University of Nairobi (UoN) as had earlier been expected.
The Deputy President took to his official Twitter page to reveal his name was not included in the graduation list after he failed to meet undisclosed requirements.
He, however, said that he met necessary merit standards.
“I urge all colleges to observe set standards and award certificates to students purely on merit. As a PhD student, I have subjected myself to that standard. I was due to graduate tomorrow (Friday, December 2) but I can’t because of requirements,” Ruto said.
Ruto was to be awarded a doctorate degree (PhD) in Environmental Science by the prestigious university.
In June this year, the DP presented his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) progress report to his supervisor Professor Jenesio Kinyamario of Nairobi University for final approval.
His thesis report focused on the impact of human activities on riparian reserves at Saiwa Swamp, Trans Nzoia County.
It was also presented to the director, School of Biological Sciences University of Nairobi Professor Paul Ndegwa.
Meanwhile, University of Nairobi divulged that it would confer President Kenyatta with an honorary doctorate degree “in recognition of his selfless service to Kenyans”.
The December 2 graduation will be UoN’s 56th ceremony.