Mvita parliamentary aspirant Mohammed Salim Mohammed (second right) with his supporters. [photo: Gideon Maundu,Standard]
A Jubilee Party (JP) aspirant for the Mvita parliamentary seat in Mombasa does not even hold a Form Four certificate.
Mohamed Salim Mohamed, alias Tenge, admitted he never stepped in secondary school and refuted claims he forged a secondary school certificate.
On Monday Tenge said he stopped learning after sitting Kenya Certificate of Primary Education exams at Tom Mboya Primary School in the early 1990s.
“I never proceeded to secondary school. I dropped out of school in primary after I did my KCPE exams from Tom Mboya. I know my opponents are on a smear campaign and trying to cast me in bad light,” said Thenge.
But Mohamed said he did not need a high school certificate to be a good leader.
“I know that all that is required to be a leader is to be of sound mind, articulate in Kiswahili, and have the will of the people,” said Tenge.
His remarks follow claims that he forged the secondary school and college certificates he presented to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Tenge is among six JP aspirants said to be under investigations.