Kenya Universities Students Organization (KUSO) chairman Antony Manyara wants parliament to repeal section 22(1) of the Elections act.
National assembly speaker confirmed reception of the petition and said members of parliament will deliberate on it..
According to Manyara, degree requirement will block a number of university students who are interested in political seats while still undertaking their studies.
Giving example of last election where a third year university student was elected as an MP in meru Manyara said leadership come from God not books.
Former UNSA president who is aspiring for Meru senatorial seat further added that since majority of voters are not learned they should be allowed to vote in fellow unlearned leaders.
Manyara said those supporting the bill are not aware of the pain families undergo to acquire basic education, he recounted how he dropped out of school three times before making it to university of Nairobi.
Garissa town mp dismissed the petition saying budget making process and vetting cannot be left to academic dwarfs