Mombasa, KENYA: Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho has come out to declare that he is proud of his D- that he got in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
Addressing the media in Mombasa at his offices on Tuesday, Joho said he indeed got those marks in his 1993 KCSE exams at Serani Secondary school and that should act as an example that one can succeed in life despite of some failures.
“I take pride in my results in the year 1993, yes I am a holder of a D- but this should be able to tell Kenyans that you should know that you can fail in your exams but still be successful.” Said Joho.
This comes after Joho had earlier in the year dismissed a document making rounds online showing he allegedly scored a D- in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
Mombasa County Communications Director Richard Chacha in January had dismissed the certificate terming it as fake since the name had been altered.
Joho said that he will continue asking the hard questions even if they try to dig out all his information just to “embarrass” him.
The Directorate of Criminal investigations is investigating Mr Joho over claims that he forged his KCSE papers to secure admission to university.
He had been summoned to appear before the detectives on Tuesday morning but he wrote back, explaining that he had other planned engagements on that day.
Joho said he will appear before the Directorate of Criminal investigations to answer the claims that he forged his certificate on Wednesday; adding that he has all proof needed to defend himself.
“I will always be ready for any investigations I am standing by the truth nothing but the truth as long as God is by my side I will not fear,” said Joho.
When asked about how he progressed from his secondary education to the university, Joho declined to answer directly saying he will give more information after meeting the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.