âWinston Churchill, for example, never went beyond grammar school but he became one of the best leaders in the world,â said Heritage Minister William ole Ntimama.
Transport Minister Amos Kimunya supported the Presidentâs memorandum but pointed out that members would regret when the Salaries and Remuneration Commission would be pegging salaries on educational qualifications.
As it stands now only the president, deputy president, governors and deputy governors would be required to have university degrees. MPs and County Assembly representatives would be required to have a post-secondary education.
Kimilili MP Eseli Simiyu said degrees should not be a requirement as there are many leaders in the world without degrees.
Questions had been raised on Wednesday when a clause that had been deleted by Parliament formed part of the Bill, but it was later rectified when the initial memorandum was withdrawn and replaced.
Attorney General Githu Muigai said yesterday it was a typing error and informed the President of the anomaly, which was effectively corrected.