Gone are days when politics was associated with people who are not educated. Currently across politicians have started to acquire more academic credentials because it is a requirement for those who will be interested to vie in 2022 general elections.
The data, aimed at enabling voters to know their leaders, show some politicians who finished high school in the early 1990s developed a sudden appetite for higher education in the run-up to the last two general elections.
Elizabeth Manyala, the Kayole South MCA is arguably the most educated MCA in Kenya having acquired a phD in Leadership and Governance from JKUAT. Apart from her post as MCA, she is also a part time lecturer.
Elizabeth admits she does not feel odd one out while addressing fellow members who have lower education in the county assembly. She however challenged politicians to acquire higher education because basic education is insufficient.
Manyala is a proven scholar who has published academic work on democracy and human rights violation in Africa, as well as on child abuse and neglect in Burundi.