Khalwale Stoned After Campaigning for Malala’s Rival; Kabogo Speaks on Stepping Down for Wamatangi & Reactions as Video of Ruto Applying Makeup Emerges

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In the midst of the ongoing battle of degrees pitting petitioners and politicians, an interesting debate has emerged on whether one’s academic credentials can determine how good of a leader he/she can be.

Currently, the issue of politicians acquiring suspect university degrees has come to the fore once again as several candidates vying for the gubernatorial seat in the forthcoming General Election fight allegations that their academic credentials are fake.

Nairobi gubernatorial candidate Johnson Sakaja and his Kakamega counterpart Cleophas Malala are among the politicians dragged to court and tribunals over alleged false academic credentials.

Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, who is seeking to ascend to the county’s governor seat and Kisii gubernatorial hopeful Simba Arati are also facing the same challenge of faked university papers.

The law requires that aspirants seeking to be elected county governor hold at least a university degree.

This begs the question, should a university degree still remain a prerequisite requirement for leaders seeking to be county chiefs?

Meanwhile, here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:

Khalwale Stoned After Campaigning for Malala’s Rival

Boni Khalwale at Kibra grounds during the byelection carrying stones

Chaos erupted at a Kenya Kwanza campaign rally in Kakamega County after supporters of Senator Cleophas Malala ejected former senator Boni Khalwale, accusing him of campaigning for the ODM gubernatorial candidate Fernandes Barasa.

The sibling rivalry between the two politicians played out at a charged at the rally at Mundere market in Matungu constituency on Tuesday evening after Dr Khalwale told the crowd that he was the best performing legislator in the history of the country.

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Kabogo Speaks on Stepping Down for Wamatangi

Kabogo threatens to exit Kenya Kwanza over power-sharing deal

Tujibebe Wakenya Party leader William Kabogo last evening termed as fake news the information circulating on social media platforms that he has come to an agreement with his Chama Cha Kazi counterpart Moses Kuria to mutually step down for UDA candidate Kimani Wamatangi in the forthcoming Kiambu gubernatorial race.

Kiambu gubernatorial race has attracted more than four candidates who are seeking to unseat the incumbent governor James Nyoro. The candidates include Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria, William Kabogo and United Democratic Alliance party Kimani Wamatangi.

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Reactions as Video of Ruto Applying Makeup Emerges

William Ruto's Before and After Make-up Session Tickles Kenyans -

The deputy president, William Ruto, has risen through the ranks to become one of the most influential politicians in the country.

A video has emerged on social media platforms that has left most Kenyans talking. The video shows a lady applying face makeup on Ruto before he appeared in a live TV interview.

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