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Sossion Blames Loopholes in Kenya’s Education System For Politicians Fake Academic Credentials

Sossion Blames Loopholes in Kenya’s Education System For Politicians Fake Academic Credentials.

Wilson Sossion, a nominated MP and former KNUT Secretary General, claims that Kenya’s education system is flawed.

According to Sossion, this has allowed untrained individuals to assume political leadership without the necessary academic credentials.

“Without mentioning names, that tells us about our governance systems in making sure there is due diligence in the documentation of individuals and ensuring we meet minimum standards. This is the highest level of intellectual dishonesty in this country,” Sossion said on KTN News.

Allowing characters with questionable academic credentials to hold positions for which they are ineligible is a mockery of the sector, according to Sossion.

According to the MP, there have been cases of candidates lacking academic credentials in every election cycle, which is why there are crooks in positions of power.

 “Matiang’i the other day said we might have 40% of conmen getting elected to parliament. We must set stringent rules, once the constitution gives clarity about minimum qualifications, so be it.”

Sossion stated that it is the responsibility of the IEBC and political parties to present voters with the best candidates.

His remarks come amid a commotion over Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja’s academic credentials.

Despite being cleared by the IEBC to run for governor of Nairobi, reports indicate that Sakaja lacks a credible university degree certificate.

Some current politicians are already in court defending the authenticity of their academic papers, despite being cleared in 2017 based on the same documents.

Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja, Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, and Meru Senator Mithika Linturi have all been cleared by their respective political parties – ODM and UDA – to run for re-election on August 9.


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Former Kiambu governor Ferdinand Waititu, Machakos Senator Agnes Kavindu Muthama, and Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho are among the high-ranking officials who were cleared by the IEBC but found themselves in court fighting allegations of falsifying academic papers.

Mr Sudi is on trial for allegedly falsifying his academic credentials in order to be approved by the IEBC to run for the Kapseret parliamentary seat. He is charged with three counts of forging academic credentials.

He is accused of obtaining a KCSE school leaving certificate and a KCSE results certificate through fraudulent means from Highway Secondary School and the Kenya National Examinations Council (Knec).

Sossion Blames Loopholes in Kenya’s Education System For Politicians Fake Academic Credentials

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