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BREAKING: High Court nullifies the law that requires governors to have a degree to vie

The law mandating a degree for gubernatorial candidates was overturned by the supreme court this morning.

Section 22(2) of the Elections Act has been deemed unconstitutional by Justice Antony Mrima.

The Act states that

“A person may be nominated as a candidate for election as President, Deputy President, County Governor or deputy County Governor only if the person is a holder of a degree from a university recognised in Kenya.”

Judge Mrima claims that the clause violates section 180 of the constitution, which states that a candidate for governor must also be qualified to run for MCA office.

“A declaration hereby issued that pursuant to article 180 sub article 2 as read with section 183 of the constitution,” the court ruled.

According to Justice Mrima, the requirements for electing a County Governor are comparable to those for electing an MCA.

Justice Mrima decided that governor candidates without a degree are eligible to run for office, just like MCAs.

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