It has emerged that one in three academic papers that many people in Kenya have is “fake.”
Reports have it that at least 30 per cent of all academic qualifications are fake, falsified or tampered with.
Industry Principal Secretary nominee Juma Mukhwana while appearing before a parliamentary committee for vetting on Tuesday lamented that efforts to address the vice had been blocked by a court order.
Mukhwana, the current Kenya National Qualifications Authority (KNQA) director general said the situation was worrying but expressed optimism that under his watch the vice was being handled properly.
He said the KNQA had linked its system with the Immigration Department, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ahead of the August 9 General Election but somebody moved to court and blocked its rollout.
He was responding to a question by Funyula MP Wilberforce Oundo Mudenyo who had demanded to know why the KNQA had allowed politicians with questionable academic papers to contest in the last general election.
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