Higher Education Nightmare: From Academic Institutions to Life-Threatening Situations

Onyango Job
  • Framed and Endangered: Unraveling the Truth Behind the MKU Student’s Suspension

Onyango Job alias Onyango Tate a controversial Mount Kenya University student has found himself in trouble with the police.

In a video that he posted on social media, Onyango says he was arrested for a crime he didn’t commit and claims it’s a larger plot by the institution to frame him. “I’m being set up guys, they’ve brought out fake footages linking me to a crime that I wasn’t involved in neither have any idea about. Someone is after me. I was headed to the gym minding my own business then got arrested.” He said in a video seen by Kenya Insights posted on March 11.

He further claimed that his life is in danger crying for help.

A photo of Onyango in a police cell.

In a follow up to his troubles, Onyango reached out to a Kenyan whistleblower blogger Cyprian Nyakundi on Sunday 17, to help amplify his story. “I was illegally suspended from school for TikTok videos right now the institution is trying to frame me for a crime I did not commit just so they can get a way of expelling me from school; they have influenced the police officers.” Reads the post on Nyakundi’s page.


Onyango was suspended from the institution in October 2023 for alleged incitement.

His suspension followed his appearance in a widely circulated TikTok video where he downplayed the significance of higher education and poked fun at vehicles owned by the university’s lecturers

The university’s disciplinary committee in a letter seen by Kenya Insights, summoned the student to address charges of inciting others to engage in wrongdoing.

Onyango had questioned the overall value of education in achieving financial success, indicating that he was pursuing a university education primarily to fulfill his parents’ wishes.

In the video, Onyango could be heard saying, “This is an exam paper, so tell me how is this going to make you rich? Okay, you have defined data collection, good, I know you define terms well, now tell me how is it going to make you rich.”

In the same clip, he pointed to vehicles behind him, presumably owned by lecturers, as evidence of a lack of success in life.

Subsequently, the university decided to suspend the student for the semester from September to December 2023, with an expectation for him to return to school in January 2024.

The Thika-based institution issued a final warning to Onyango, cautioning that any similar offenses in the future could lead to his expulsion.

In response to his suspension, Onyango created a separate video in which he questioned the grounds for his suspension, stating that he had no intention of burdening his parents.

He also denied inciting other students to engage in wrongdoing, as indicated in the suspension letter.

In an interview with local podcast, Onyango spoke to Oga Obinna about not liking school, why he thinks education is a matrix Kenyans need to escape, and dismissed most University courses as useless.

“What is the Matrix? Let me explain it in lay terms. The matrix is a fish tank, you know a the fish thinks that it is free in a fish tank, but the moment it tries to escape it realizes, that there is a barrier, it cannot escape. So most people are inside the matrix.

He was in class doing exam that annoyed him, and he was inspired to do a video discrediting education and mocking poor lecturers.

“In that exam there were many stupid questions, so I was like so they asked me what is data and i was like how is this going to make me rich? I want to be rich, I want women, I want something that can put me in a car. How is this thing going to put me in a car, ati what is data?”

He called his videographer to record his thoughts,

“I want talk to people that these people are lying to us, because I’m seeing people doing his course and they are suffering, I am doing English literature, that is being a teacher, I realized that teachers of Literature have been readign most of their lives, but they are poor, they are broke, so who is lying o me, I don’t want to be those people.”

Why did he chose English literature as a course?

“98 per cent of the people who join university these days, they are clueless, they dont know what they are going to do. most univerist yt stuent spend their time doing drugs, partying coz they know what they are doing is useless its not going to make them rih.”

He has never been interested in education

“In high school the teacher was like this exam will determine your future, i was a backbencher, and I said this teacher is lying but I’m humble, I could not say it loud.”He also joined university because he was told it would be fun.”

He has 3 reasons he joined campus: Peer pressure,

There was even peer pressure of joining university, ati oh it will be fun. Another thing, You chose a course that goes with your grade. Then when you are out there, you are useless coz they don’t teach you any skill, so I believe people come out of university useless.”

English Literature is a useless course

“I’m a Literature student and I  have never read any book. I go to the gym, coz at least if I go to the gym I get strong. When I go to school, school drains me and kills my mind. I don’t want thinsg that kill my mind. I think I’m smarter than most of the people who are in class right now.”

What is his next move after being expelled?

 “I am proud of myself, I want to I have a podcast. I want to create a brand for myself.”

He has a tough condition before returning to campus

“I am not planning to go back unless they tell me how I’m going to be rich. I don’t know what logic they will use.”

Why does he love money?

“If you are not obsessed with money, then you are not obsessed with freedom. I believe when I’m at the top women will come.” They are enslaved but they don’t understand that they are enslaved. leading to a school system so that they program people.”

It’s perhaps the hard stance that he’s taken that had out him trouble with the school. Onyango who derives his alter go from the famous Andrew Tate, is popular figure on Kenyan TikTok and his challenging thoughts are not going well with them clearly.

Onyango has since been released from the police custody on cash bail and is yet to be arraigned.

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