The law requiring MPs and MCA's to have degrees is comming into effect next year after postponement of it's Implementation in previous elections.
Leaders who want to vie for various Seats have less than one year to acquire the certificates failure to which, they may be locked out.
The situation is complicated by the fact that various universities have had their programs interrupted by COVID-19 containment measures.
The measures have seen the institutions closed for better part of last year and even this year.
According to KTN news tonight April 26, the number of members of parliament with Degrees stand at 270. Of these, 134 have masters degrees and 15 have PhDs.
On the other hand,140 MPs are in parliament with only diplomas.
To allow many leaders contest for elective seats, the MPs have to push the Implementation of the law beyond 2022 so as to allow those without papers to contest.
Recently, embakasi east member of parliament Babu Owino shared his newly acquired bachelor degree in law from the University of Nairobi. The youthful mp also holds a bachelor degree in actuarial science.
Proponents of the law on degrees argue that it will improve the leaders' productivity and quality of Representation.
However, there are others who argue that academic qualification doesn't matter since Leaders are born.
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