× Digital News Videos Africa Health & Science Opinion Columnists Education Lifestyle Cartoons Moi Cabinets Arts & Culture Gender Planet Action Podcasts E-Paper Tributes Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
×
VAS

ELECTION 2022

High Court declines to stop Technical University of Mombasa graduation

COAST
By Joackim Bwana | Nov 14th 2019 | 2 min read

The High Court has declined to issue orders stopping the Technical University of Mombasa (TUM’s) graduation ceremony set for November 20.

Six students had moved to court seeking the orders after they were excluded from the graduation list over fee balances, and a failure to undertake the mandatory industrial attachment. 

High Court Judge Eric Ogola yesterday said he will issue a comprehensive judgement on the students’ petition later and could compel the university to include them in the graduation list. 

Samuel Barasa, George Bay Giani, Justus Kipruto Korir, Kerry Karembo Situngu, Kewrin Kasyoka Kalovwe, and Eunice Ndanu Katambu filed the petition.

The institution’s Vice-Chancellor and the Attorney General were cited as the second and third respondents in the suit.

Supplementary exams

The students, through their lawyer Wandera Odindiko, argued that they had met all the qualifications, including paying fees and writing exams.

“The students would not have been allowed to sit for the exams if they had a fee balance,” said Mr Odindiko.

However, TUM, through lawyer Wachira Guyo, said apart from not having paid fees, some of the students had also not written some supplementary exams.

Justice Ogola said he would make his determination today on whether the students shall be allowed to graduate.

“I have carefully heard the application by both parties and I decline to issue interim orders, I will issue a judgement on November 14,” he said.

Mr Guyo had earlier argued that preparations for the graduation were already underway, and issuing injunctive orders would affect the whole process.

“The university is not to blame because it communicated to the students through memos on what they need to do to graduate,” he said. 

Share this story
Ugenya: Market where only the brave dare invest
Bondo shopping centre in Ugenya is slowly reverting to its past reputation as a hub of criminal gangs.
When Njonjo almost resigned over coffee smugglers
Known as the era of black gold, it began in 1976 when Ugandan farmers decided to sell their coffee in the private market.

.
RECOMMENDED NEWS

;