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.