Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho proudly declared that he scored a D minus in his KCSE exams and that he shouldn’t be ridiculed but celebrated for it on account of all he had to overcome, to attain it.
“From right when I was in primary school I supported my family in selling onions. And by the way, I had to wait for a while to raise the fees for admission to Serani Secondary School and when I did, at that young age, I’d leave school and look for work.
“For those who do not know, I worked as a porter here at the Old Port and I used to be paid Sh80 after loading every truck from those dhows that come from Somalia; carrying either scrap or TVs, whatever the cargo that was imported.”
And it was for this reason, Joho said, that he bore no shame for having scored a D minus and instead wore it as a badge of honour.