Amherst College Will Not Entertain Further Questions About President Uhuru Kenyatta [Video]By Khaleb Skye A. Cruz
Amherst College noted that the "overwhelming demand" on the graduation of President Uhuru Kenyatta has led to the decision to never answer any question again. Apparently, the public has been asking whether President Kenyatta really finished a degree at the said school in 1985 or not.
According to Tuko.com, the administration of the Amherst College already confirmed via Twitter that President Kenyatta is one of their alumni. He graduated with a degree in economics and political science 32 years ago. However, President Kenyatta's critics refused to believe it and kept on sending comments blasting the public official.
For one thing, the detractors ask Amherst how the President got his economics degree if he is getting every economic decision wrong. Others tweeted things like "the guy [Kenyatta] has killed our economy." The College stands by its claim that the President is one of their graduates and that they will never explain it again.
As a matter of fact, per Daily Nation, even the Amherst Bulletin reporter Scott Merzbach failed to get necessary information about the President. Amherst has declined even the release of President Kenyatta's grades, saying that the school does not reveal such personal details due to strict privacy concerns. Just to clear things up, the University of Massachusetts, which has been dragged into the issue, confirmed that "Uhuru Kenyatta has no affiliation w/ UMass Amherst."
President Kenyatta, born on October 26, 1961, is the fourth and current ruler of Kenya. He has been in office since 2013. Uhuru is the son of Kenya's first president, Jomo Kenyata. The younger Kenyatta, together with his running mate William Ruto, won 50.07 percent of the votes.
On April 29, 2009, President Kenyatta faced criticisms after he presented a supplemental budget that was approved by the parliament. Reportedly, it was meant to cover the budget gap that resulted from slow economic growth. The government requested for an additional Kshs 38 billion but later settled for Kshs 22 billion.