The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is busy vetting politicians with various integrity issues such as presenting fake degree certificates to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.
Some of the politicians who have been affected by this strict scrutiny is Nairobi gubernatorial hopeful Johnstone Sakaja, Kilifi's Aisha Jumwa and Machakos' Wavinya Ndeti. However, the courts have come to their aid and refused to stop their clearance by the IEBC.
EACC's Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak says the war on fake degree certificates is for the benefit of Kenyan citizens. He was quoted by The Star saying, "We must support the citizen because they are ignorant. Citizens are the most powerful as they elect these leaders."
The use of the word ignorant is probably not meant to be insulting. The issue of verifying degree certificates is complex and not many Kenyans have the resources to do that. That is why the EACC and especially the Commission for University Education was put in place to handle higher education matters.
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