Embakasi East Member of Parliament Babu Owino is once again at it weighing in on the new development seeking to introduce University degree requirements for all elective posts in Kenya.
Taking to social media on his Twitter account, the former SONU chairman noted that effecting the move as a mandatory requirement will lock many good leaders from assuming the leadership role in the Country.
The firebrand legislator however offered solution to the problem kiddingly seizing the opportunity to want to sell his degrees and diplomas to his counterparts without relevant papers.
“Introduction of Degree as a condition to contest for positions in 2022 will be a challenge to many, as a result, I’m asking anyone without a degree certificate to buy one of my many Degrees .I have 6 Diplomas and 4 Degree certificates at an affordable price… First class honors in Actuarial science will cost you a leg and an arm plus a liver,” he tweeted.
Owino boasts exemplary academic track record having scored an A- grade at Kisumu boys, then proceeding to pursue Actuarial Science degree at the University of Nairobi where he graduated with prestigious First class honors.
The move has caused jitters across the Country in the political circle, with DP Ruto being on the spot for opposing it.
Speaking on Thursday while hosting a group of Baringo County MCA’s at his Karen home, the DP asked the legislators allied to him to push for the removal of the degree requirement for all elective and nominated positions.
“To say that MCAs should have the same qualifications as MPs and the same qualifications as members of executive in county governance and same qualifications for president is not to be reasonable and, therefore, Parliament is already reconsidering Section 22 of the Elections Act so that we can remove what in my opinion is unreasonable, so that we can have reasonable expectations of qualifications of all candidates,” said Ruto.
This comes days after IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati noted that the poll body will not issue any clearance to anyone seeking any elective position without a University degree.