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“You’re an academic GMO” Babu Owino taunts Meru Senator as UoN revokes his degree

December 01, 2017 at 09:14
“You’re an academic GMO” Babu Owino taunts Meru Senator as UoN revokes his degree

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi joins the long list of famous politicians who forged academic papers. The likes of governors Waititu, Sonko and Joho are all accused of getting their university degrees through dubious means.

University of Nairobi senate decided to revoke Mithika Linturi’s degree after they determined that the Meru senator presented fake papers to get admission.

Mithika degree revocation follows an elaborate and in-depth investigation that UoN did jointly with the Commission for University Education (CUE).

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi

The Meru senator graduated from UoN with a Bachelor of Commerce degree. Minthika was among 106 leaders the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) flagged as having integrity issues in a list it presented to IEBC in June.

You are an academic GMO

Babu Owino is having his moment after UoN revoked Mithika’s degree. The Embakasi East MP is pursuing law degree at UoN, he is also the longest serving students’ leader at the University.

Babu mocks the Meru senator in a tweet following the revocation. He calls Mithika an academic Genetically Modified Organism (GMO).

“So my friend Hon Mithika Linturi is an academic GMO? #LinturiDegree,” Babu Owino tweeted.





  1. There’s still more leaders with fake academic qualification credentials….. The commission should not spare any of them..

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