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Education Qualifications shocker for MP'S and MCA's in Kenya.

The Law has been existing since from the leadership of Mwai Kibaki error that all memebers of Parliament shall attain some needed minimum qualifications for him/her to vie in different political seats in the country.

though the law has not been followed since after enacted the members of parliament have been not able to pass it the parliament due to their academics dwarf papers.

Earlier this year the IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati give directions through his commission that Mps and Mcas must attain a degree in a recognized University. He further added that the law requires contestants for MP and MCA seats to have a university degree qualification is set to take effect in the 2022 general election, locking out hundreds of potential aspirants whose plans to acquire the academic papers have been derailed by Covid-19. 

The law, whose implementation date has been postponed several times, is set to take effect in 2022. Members of the National Assembly in 2017 amended section 22 of the Election Act that prescribes minimum academic qualifications for lawmakers at both levels of government.

The amendment requires Members of Parliament (MPs) and Members of County Assembly (MCAs) to have a minimum bachelor’s degree before they are cleared to contest.

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