Kenya's High Court Strikes Down Degree RequirementHigh Court Justice Mumbi Ngugi stuck down sections of the Political Parties Act requiring Parliamentary candidates to hold post-secondary degrees, but left the prerequisite for presidential candidates and other high-level offices.
The Star, 30 June 2012
THE High Court yesterday quashed sections of the Political Parties Act requiring persons seeking to be elected MPs to have post-secondary education. Read more »
Justice Mumbi Ngugi ruled that a university degree is not a requirement for Parliamentary candidates (file photo).
The Star, 27 June 2012
Two Meru MPs have distanced themselves from the decision to mutiliate the constitutional requirement that MPs be degree holders. Igembe South MP Mithika Linturi and his Tigania… Read more »
The Star, 2 July 2012
Recently, Kenyans have been debating the merits and demerits of academic qualifications as a prerequisite to becoming an MP. The Kenyan media has not thoroughly scrutinised this… Read more »
The Star, 28 June 2012
Kenya's literacy levels range between 76% and 85%. This is an extremely high number of people who can read and write. At least 31.9 million out of the estimated 42 million Kenyans… Read more »
Members of Parliament who do not have university degrees have breathed a sigh of relief after President Mwai Kibaki declined to sign the controversial Miscellaneous Amendment Bill. Read more »