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80 MPs turn to Kibaki to beat rule on degrees

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The MPs were reversing an earlier amendment by Bura MP Dr Abdi Nuh exempting serving MPs and councillors from the post-secondary training rule until 2017.If signed into law, the most notable casualties will be Mr Muthama, Maison Leshoomo, Clement Waibara, Gidion Mbuvi “Sonko,” Najib Balala, Sheikh Mohammed Dor, Masoud Mwahima, Joseph Kiuna, Gideon Mung’aro, Shakila Abdallah and Raphael Letimalo.Others are assistant ministers Beatrice Kones, Jebii Kilimo, Calist Mwatela, Wakoli Bifwoli, Ramadhan Kajembe and Gonzi Rai.And, according to the Parliament website Tourism minister Dan Mwazo, a holder of a diploma from Riverstate University and a certificate from Rafriver College.The Office of Public Communications indicates that Public Health minister Beth Mugo has numerous diplomas and certificates.Water minister Charity Ngilu and Medical Services assistant minister Kambi Kazungu are currently pursuing their bachelors degrees and expect to graduate before the end of the year.Eldoret North MP William Ruto, a presidential hopeful who is a doctoral student at the University of Nairobi, is among a few MPs pursuing higher education.Information on the website shows that ODM Nominated MP Rachel Shebesh trained as a fashion designer at a college in England. Mr Wakoli, a retired primary school teacher, once served as Knut executive secretary in Bungoma.