ODM’s Bishop WANJIRU in TROUBLE - She lacks EDUCATIONAL qualifications for Nairobi Governor SeatPolitics 00:43
Friday January 4, 2013 - Starehe MP Dr. Bishop Margaret Wanjiru may be locked out of Nairobi gubernatorial race for lack of academic credentials.
On Thursday, the Commission of Higher Education rejected her education qualifications, saying that Vineyard Harvester Bible College in the US is not a recognised institution in Kenya.
As a result, Bishop Wanjiru who is also the Assistant Minister of Housing may be barred from contesting for the Nairobi Governor seat in March polls as she is not considered a graduate.
According to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) laws, all candidates vying for Governor must be holders of a degree from a University recognised in Kenya.
Wanjiru, who is also ODM’s key figure in Nairobi, received a degree in Theology from Vineyard Harvester Bible College in July 13 2003.
The Commission for Higher Education wrote to Wanjiru on Wednesday advising her that the degrees awarded by the institution are not recognised in Kenya.
This comes as welcome news to former Mumias Sugar CEO Dr Evans Kidero and former Nairobi Town Clerk Philip Kisia who have expressed interest for the Nairobi Governor’s seat on an ODM ticket.
The Kenyan DAILY POST