“standardmedia.co.ke”, Kenya on 08th August 2011 : A decision by a parliamentary committee to clear a nominee for the Judicial Service Commission is raising eyebrows following questions over the validity of his Doctor of Philosophy degree. The Constitution Implementation Oversight Committee (CIOC) of Parliament cleared Rev Samuel Kobia who was nominated to the JSC by President Kibaki, in consultation with Prime Minister Raila Odinga. But The Standard has learnt that Kobia might have received his PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree from an unaccredited American university, although the cleric, a fierce critic of the old Kanu government, had denied hiding anything. Kobia is to replace Bishop Anthony Muheria who resigned abruptly from the JSC in April citing other commitments.
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