Kapsabet ward representative Hon Fredrick Kipkemboi has criticized the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission directives on all aspiring candidates for the six elective posts to have a minimum requirement of Bachelors degree saying the move is undermining those from lesser family backgrounds.
Addressing journalists in Kapsabet town, Kipkemboi said that educational levels is not the significant key factor in leadership as other leaders are chosen regarding on their wisdom and knowledge thus politics should not be based on education levels.
“Leadership is not measured in terms of academic levels as it is God Himself who chooses who to lead” Kipkemboi affirmed
He revealed that himself is not a graduate and was elected to represent his Kapsabet ward people for the two consecutive terms and has exercised well his legislative role as a ward representative thus does not see the purpose of education levels whatsoever in politics.
Kipkemboi cited that the IEBC move is aimed to lock out aspiring candidates from lesser backgrounds who didn’t manage to continue with their education due to lack of resources urging the commission to consider revisiting the directive so as to accommodate everybody on board.
Other leaders across Nandi County including the civil society have lauded the commissions move in ensuring those aspiring are degree holders for better leadership in future urging those who have not attained the required level of education to consider doing so before the next general elections.