The brief marriage of convenience between Kajiado’s top Jubilee Party politicians, Daniel Nina and Tarayia Kores is no more. Their marriage hit a dead end disagreed last week after Nina started shopping around for a running mate in the race for governor. The last time, the two met was in Karen when Nina stepped down as Kore’s running mate. Nina actually posted on his face book page about their marriage.
Nina was again first to announce that he was no longer with Kores and even claimed that his former ally had no Form Four certificate. Kores, in an interview, told Kajiado County Press that he do not understand the genesis of his problems with Nina and only said he read on social media that he had been abandoned.
When we called Mount Kenya University, the college which Kores did his last degree and completed late last year, Academic Registrar, Ronald Mathai, Dean of Students, Evans Omwango and the university’s Director, Christopher Mutembei dismissed Nina’s allegations.
Mutembei, who responded at length over Kores’ academic credentials, said the college obtained the politician’s copy of his Form Four certificate from the Kenya National Examination Council.
“This is a crucial is a crucial document for every student joining our college for purposes of acquiring a degree certificate in all the academic fields. Kores passed his Form Four examinations and successfully completed his degree last year,” said Mutembei.
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i late last year declared that all those people who had not scored beyond a C Plus in their Form Four examinations will have their university degrees cancelled. Mutembei said MKU is reputable college and would not accept half-baked school leavers to undertake what they did not qualify for.
He said he would not wish to be drawn into politics but anytime the college is mentioned anywhere, he must come out in its defence. Kores said he is not perturbed by Nina’s exit from the short-lived alliance but he will proceed with his campaign as he shops for a running mate.
“My team of campaigners is intact and we are moving very well. My people in Kajiado South have camped in Loitokitok, the other teams are in Kajiado West and Central as I have moved to North in search of votes,” said Kores.
When asked who he will pick for a running mate, Kores simply said: “We will cross that bridge when we arrived there.”
Speaking during alLive talkshow on a vernacular radio station, Nosim FM, Kores said he went to Maasai Technical School in Kajiado (now Maasai Technical Training Institute-MTTI) for his “O” level education.
”I joined Maasai Technical School on 14/02/82 and left on22/11/85,” said the gubernatorial seat hopeful.
He said he is ready for the race blaming the ”witches” who blocked his first bid when they ”dirtied” his credentials.
Kores, who appeared to have been responding to doubting Thomases who have been questioning his credentials.