Religious leaders wants politicians with questionable academic papers lock out in August polls

Religious leaders wants politicians with questionable academic papers lock out in August polls
  • Catholic bishops Paul Kariuki (Embu) and Peter Kihara (Marsabit) held that such leaders should cease holding public positions on account of insincerity to the electorate and lack of integrity values required of a leader.
  • Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho is being investigated by the Kenya National Examinations council after it emerged that his secondary school certificate was a forgery.
  • The clergymen have demanded that vigilant scrutiny of the academic papers of sitting and aspiring leaders to weed out those who cheated their way into office.
  • Jubilee party has been most hit by the ‘fake papers’ scandal ahead of its party primaries.
  • At least six petitions have been received at the Jubilee party headquarters, questioning the authenticity of the academic papers of some aspirants.
  • Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju has vowed to ensure that those providing fake documents are locked out of the party primaries.

The war on politicians possessing fake academic credentials has taken a new twist after a section of the religious leaders called for their disqualification and resignation those already in office.

Catholic bishops Paul Kariuki (Embu) and Peter Kihara (Marsabit) held that such leaders should cease holding public positions on account of insincerity to the electorate and lack of integrity values required of a leader.

The two clerics said that politicians seeking elective seats in the August polls continue to present forged academic certificates in order to contest, which is a total disregard to chapter six of the constitution.

“This is a high level of political conmanship, the rogue leaders show no remorse to voters when their dishonesty is exposed,” Rev Kihara lamented.

He expressed disappointment that the country was being led by corrupt politicians who rose to power using fake credentials.

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Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho is being investigated by the Kenya National Examinations council after it emerged that his secondary school certificate was a forgery.

Joho risks being locked out in Mombasa gubernatorial race if his degree certificates will be invalidated. Governors are required by law to be university graduates.

The clergymen have demanded that vigilant scrutiny of the academic papers of sitting and aspiring leaders to weed out those who cheated their way into office.

Jubilee party has been most hit by the ‘fake papers’ scandal ahead of its party primaries.

At least six petitions has been received at the Jubilee party headquarters, questioning the authenticity of the academic papers of some aspirants.

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Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, Starehe MP Maina Kamanda and Belgut parliamentary aspirant Nelson Koech led the pack of politicians who has been asked by the party to academic records after complaints were filed against their papers.

Two petition have been lodged with the party secretariat over the academic qualification of Nyeri county gubernatorial aspirant Thuo Mathenge and Uasin Gishu’s governorship contender Zedekiah Buzeki.

Petitioners are questioning the authenticity of the academic papers of Thuo Mathenge and Zedekiah Buzeki.

Although they have all dismissed the complaints as petty diversions, Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju has vowed to ensure that those providing fake documents are locked out of the party primaries.

“We would not want a situation where the party could be locked out of the elections because an aspirant cheated by providing us with fake documents. We have received complaints, some written by lawyers, and we have forwarded them to the election board to probe their authenticity,” he said.

Mr Tuju cautioned candidates who have presented fake academic credentials will be firmly dealt with including barring some of them from contesting and possibly get prosecuted.

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