Leadership is about God?s calling and not academic qualifications - Kenyan senator defends colleague under investigation for forging his academic certificates

Kenyan senator, Samson Cherargei has defended a member of parliament representing Kapseret, Oscar Sudi who is under investigation over his academic qualification. 


The authenticity of Sudi’s academic papers came under scrutiny after Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC) principal examination secretary, Nabiki Ene Kashu told an anti-corruption court that MP Sudi’s certificates were fake and forged.


Kashu said; 


“We went through the KNEC archive records and established that Oscar Kipchumba Sudi did not appear in the year 2006 KNEC database for either Parklands Secondary School or Highway Secondary. 

“Using the index number and the name of the candidate, we established that the code of the Highway Secondary school in the accused certificate did not belong to the school but Parklands School.”


Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei who is now defending Sudi after he was accused of forging his academic papers to seek an electoral seat, stated that leadership is about God’s calling and not academic qualification. 


He also claimed that the “challenges” Sudi is currently undergoing is a political witchhunt propagated by his political rivals.


Cherargei said; 


“Leadership is about God’s calling not about academic qualifications. Hon. Oscar Sudi, MP Kapseret, is a victim of political machinations and political witch hunts. The voters know him better than these busybodies.”


Sudi on his own part has defended himself, insisting that his certificates are genuine. He said that he is ready to submit witnesses to defend his case.