Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga’s university degree certificate has emerged a day after Deputy President William Ruto dared him to release it.

Raila is featured among the most notable alumni of the University of Leipzig in Germany and appears at number 41 in the list of key personalities worldwide who attended the university.

Among other key global personalities who attended the university which is located in the former East Germany includes immediate former German chancellor Angela Markell.

Raila is recognized by Leipzig as Prime Minister under the late Mwai Kibaki government and current African Union Commission High Representative for Infrastructure Development.

During a rally in West Mugirango, Nyamira County, Ruto challenged the Azimio La Umoja flagbearer to produce his academic credentials alleging that Raila did not have a degree.

Raila Odinga and Prof. Adolf Neubaue. PHOTO/RAILA ODINGA

The UDA presidential flagbearer spoke as he deflected attention from Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, whose degree from Team University in Uganda is facing validity questions.

“Stop the pretence. Let IEBC perform its mandate. Sakaja will be on the ballot,” vowed Ruto as he fingered the Jubilee government, which he still belongs to, of frustrating Sakaja’s bid.

Ruto insisted that Sakaja is educated, a city dweller and whose academic papers are legit.

“I am telling you Jubilee leaders, leave alone Sakaja, he has enough certificates. If there is someone with questionable certificates, it is the Azimio Presidential candidate,” he said.

Raila Odinga at the 2nd Graduation of Murang'a University of Technology on August 10, 2018. PHOTO| COURTESY

Ruto went on, “Where did he school? With who? who taught him? You cannot answer all that yet you are telling us that he has a degree."

According to the certificate, Raila attained a Degree in Metal Process Engineering at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg in 1970 after he left the Leipzig University’s faculty of philosophy.

Raila, in a post shared on Twitter on August, 28, 2018, shared a photo in the company of a Prof. Adolf Neubaue, whom he said was his former supervisor at the Otto Von Guericke University Madgeburg’s mechanical engineering.