State to bar leaders with fake academic papers from vying in 2022

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MP Oscar Sudi./ COURTESY

Politicians with fake academic papers or certificates from learning institutions not recognised in the country will not secure clearance to vie in next year’s elections.

This follows a decision by the Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) to work with the electoral commission to vet academic papers presented by aspirants. It will seal a loophole used by politicians with questionable credentials to run for public office.

The body has partnered with the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission to ensure only politicians with genuine academic certificates get a 2022 clearance certificate to run. 

A number of aspirants in the Tanga Tanga wing of Jubilee are said to be in panic following this development. One of the MPs fingered for fake academic credentials is Oscar Sudi of Kapsaret.

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