Babu Owino selling his degrees

Embakasi East MP Babu Owino. The legislature says he is selling his academic papers to those eyeing seats in next year's general elections./COURTESY

Embakasi East Member of Parliament is apparently selling his degree certificates.

The MP who has at least 10 academic certificates, diplomas and degrees combined, is offering his papers to a willing buyer who would like to contest in next year’s general elections.

“The introduction of Degree Certificate as a condition to contest for all the positions in 2022 will be a challenge to many, as a result, I’m asking anyone without a degree certificate to buy one of my many Degrees. I have 6 Diplomas and 4 Degree certificates at an affordable price,” wrote Babu Owino on his social media page.

However, those who want a first class honors certificate will have to part with more cash.

“Hurry while the stock lasts. First class Honors in Actuarial Science will cost you a leg and an arm plus your liver,” he wrote.

Section 22 of the Elections Act requires one to be a holder of a degree from a university recognized in Kenya in order to contest for an MP or MCA seat.