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Ejecting Kirinyaga University students was illegal, court told

By Munene Kamau | Published Tue, March 21st 2017 at 00:00, Updated March 20th 2017 at 21:31 GMT +3
Some of the 45 Kirinyaga University has suspended for four years each over alleged boycott of lectures on December 15, last year leaving the Kerugoya Law Courts after the hearing of their case against they institution yesterday.Justice Lucy Gitari is set to make a ruling over an application to have the students reinstated back to the University on March 31 after hearing submissions from both sides yesterday.PHOTO;MUNENE KAMAU/STANDARD Date; March 17/2017

Kirinyaga University did not have gazetted statutes when its disciplinary committee suspended 45 students for four years each, the High Court in Kerugoya has heard.

Kamotho Njomo, the university's lawyer, admitted that the institution was experiencing some challenges given it only received its charter last year.

Two lawyers appearing for the students said the university grossly violated the Constitution and the rights of the plaintiffs for using a committee that had no legal framework.

"The law is clear - that a university should gazette its statutes three months after being chartered but almost six months down the line, thefundamental legal requirement is not in place," said Ramadhan Abubakah.

 "The university should be stopped from further violating the students' rights to education since the disciplinary process was faulty," he said.

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