Fake degrees: Charity Ngilu, David Musila’s credentials called into question
Voter questions Ngilu, Musila’s academic credentials
Claims of fake degrees are threatening Charity Ngilu and David Musila’s political ambitions.
Dominic Maluki, a voter in Kitui East, has written to the Commission for University Education (CUE) calling for probe into the qualifications of Ngilu and Musila.
According to The Standard, the complainant says that Ngilu was not qualified to join university.
Maluki goes on to question the authenticity of Musila’s degree, claiming that the college he attended was closed down many years ago.
The fake degree claims against come just after an audit by the Ministry of Education revealed that universities were awarding degrees to unqualified persons.
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has promised to recall all irregularly awarded degrees.
Speaking during a recent graduation, Matiang’i also warned universities against awarding degrees to unqualified politicians.
Charity Ngilu’s credentials
Ngilu acquired her BA degree from St Paul’s University in 2012 where she was pursuing studies in leadership and management.
She has served as the Minister for Health, Water and Irrigation and Lands, Housing and Urban Development.
Ngilu was also the first female Presidency candidate in Kenya back in 1997.
Currently, she is the leader for National Alliance Rainbow Coalition (NARC).
David Musila’s qualifications
David Musila, on the other hand, is the current Senator for Kitui County and has served as Mwingi South MP, Parliament Deputy Speaker and Assistant Minister in the Defense ministry.
He holds BA degree in Economics and Government from Bishop College in Texas, US.
Both are running for Kitui Governorship.
All gubernatorial aspirants in Kenya are required by law to possess at least a University degree.