Jimmy Wanjigi education background is a huge debate following the sudden cancellation of his presidential dreams. Rants by the high net worth Safina Party leader could not help.
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IEBC chairman Wanyonyi Wafula Chebukati defended the painful decision saying the aspirant lacked proper academic credentials. On the other hand, Wanjigi decried favouritism and political frictions. But then, how learned is Jimi Wanjigi?
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To start with, IEBC claimed that Wanjigi did not produce an undergraduate degree required when clearing a presidential aspirant.
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According to Chebukati, Wanjigi only presented academic transcripts from his ongoing classwork instead of a degree certificate.
Sources have intimated that Wanjigi is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations and Security Studies at Daystar University.
A confidential letter from the institution told Chebukati that Jimmy Wanjigi is set to graduate in December 2022.
The second reason for cancelling his candidature is failure to meet the deadline of submitting a minimum of 48,000 signatures from at least 24 counties.
He only managed to submit the expected signatures from 23 counties, thereby, missing the mark by one county.
Jimmy Wanjigi education background
Born in 1962, the 60-years old Jimi Richard Wanjigi is a knowledgeable political big wig in Kenya.
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Wikipedia profile indicates that he is the son of Maina Wanjigi – formerly a Cabinet Secretary and Member of Parliament in Kamukunji.
Further sources say he is a former student at the Nairobi based St. Mary’s School.
Schoolmates in this prestigious Secondary School include President Uhuru Kenyatta, COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli, and Gideon Moi.
In 1982, Wanjigi enrolled for business studies at York University graduating in 1986. He has since concentrated on building a multimillion business empire.
And now, Jimi Wanjigi is a final year degree student at Daystar University.
Jimi Wanjigi wife & children
Wanjigi is a family with a beautiful spouse Irene Nzisa and a couple of children schooling at the prestigious Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland.
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Jimmy Wanjigi education history tells of a man who pursued business and is now wedging business for a lifetime career alongside politics.