Parliament has published the Curriculum Vitae (Cvs) of all legislators which include details of their educational backgrounds.
Data by the August house show that a third, 116, of the MPs, either have a diploma or certificate.
Details published for the first time on Tuesday show most MPs bypassed acquiring a diploma and enrolled for degree courses in overseas universities with questionable reputations.
The publication shows about 10 legislators are enrolled for PhD courses, while most are pursuing their master’s degrees.
Those pursuing PhD include Prof Zadoc Ogutu (Bomachoge Boragu), Malulu Injendi (Malava), Korei ole Lemein (Narok South) Wilson Kipngetich (Chesumei), Makau Mulu (Kitui Central), Lilian Gogo (Rangwe ) and Mutunga Kanyutha (Tigania West).
Others are Women Reps Christine Ombaka (Siaya), Tecla Tum (Nandi) and Pamela Ochieng’ (Migori).
Ruiru MP Kingara Ngang’a, nominated MP Ibrahim Sahal and Kajiado woman representative Teyia Janet are among the MPs with certificates.
While Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati, Jane Wanjuki of Embu, Alfa Miruka of Bomachoge Chache and Geoffrey Omuse of Teso South hold diplomas.
In the run-up to the 2017 polls, MPs voted to provide for a transitional clause in the Elections Act to make it mandatory for those seeking the positions in 2022 to have degrees.
During the special sitting in December 2016 Majority leader Aden Duale stated the new amendments would give members at least 5 years to go back to school.