Mithika Linturi fails to produce her Indian diploma before the audit committee: it is before the court”

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  • Mithika Linturi was sworn in before the Parliamentary Audit Committee headed by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Moses Wetang’ula
  • The Nominations Committee regained control on Friday after a break to celebrate Mashujaa Day on Thursday, October 20
  • Mithika Linturi, a qualified lawyer, told the audit committee that he could not produce the Indian diploma as it stood in court.

The candidate for President William Ruto’s Cabinet for Agriculture and Livestock Development, Mithika Linturi, did not graduate from an Indian university.

Mithika Linturi was sworn in before the parliamentary verification committee. Photo: National Assembly, Kenya.
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On Friday, October 21, Linturi was sworn in before the parliamentary audit committee headed by National Assembly Speaker Moses Wetang’ula.

Verification exercise begins

Today is the fourth day of the verification exercise which started on Monday 17 October.

Linturi, a qualified lawyer told the committee that he could not produce the Indian diploma as it was in court.

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“It is true that I have an Indian university degree and the supporting documents. This matter has been the subject of three court cases, and I will not be able to mention it,” Linturi said.

the old Meru The senator said he only attached the documents he had access to before the check.

“I only attached my degree from the University of Nairobi because there are no problems,” he added.

UoN Law Degree

Linturi also denied having a dispute with the University of Nairobi on his LLB degree.

“None, Mr. Speaker, Sir,” said Linturi, who previously served as chairman of the parliamentary public investment committee and member liaison committee.

If cleared by the committee, Linturi has promised to revamp the agricultural sector and introduce policies that can transform agriculture by involving the counties since it is a decentralized service.

“If approved, I plan to work with the county executive committee members in charge of agriculture to improve the ministry,” Linturi said.

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Linturi Asset Statement

He also said he would capitalize on the added value of agricultural products and subsidize agricultural inputs to bring down the cost of agricultural production if given the green light to serve in the Kenyan Kwanza Administration.

Linturi estimated his net worth at KSh 1.2 billion and observed that the sugar industry is a source of employment for many people in Kenya.

He revealed that he owned several properties and shares in different Saccos.

The nominating committee regained control on Friday after a break to celebrate Mashujaa Day on Thursday, October 20.

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Source: TUKO.co.ke


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