CS Amina, Attorney General given 14 days to file response on VCs case
- The petitioner wants the decision to re-appoint VCs in Technical University of Kenya, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kabianga and Maasai Mara universities, among others, for a second term, be temporarily suspended.
- She argues that the renewal of the Francis Aduol, Stephen Agong, Wilson Kipng'eno and Mary Walingo contracts was defective.
The case challenging re-appointment of four vice chancellors will be heard by the Employment and Labor Relations Court.
“The matter is hereby transferred to the ELRC division at this court, mention on July 30,” the court ruled.
The Attorney General, Education CS Amina Mohamed and Technical University of Kenya have also been directed to file their responses within 14 days.
The petitioner, Dr Wilbroda Itolondo wants CS Amina’s decision to re-appoint VCs in Technical University of Kenya, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, Kabianga and Maasai Mara universities, among others, for a second term, be temporarily suspended.
She argues that the renewal of the Francis Aduol, Stephen Agong, Wilson Kipng’eno and Mary Walingo contracts was defective.
According to her, the VCs were not subjected to a competitive and transparent process that involves public participation.
However, in response, Maasai Mara University through its Council has asked the court to dismiss the case.
The university claims that the petition was not filed in good faith or in genuine legitimate public interest concern of grievance but out of public vested interest, malice and mischief.
The council argues that the appointment and reappointment of Vice Chancellors is contractual and a matter that should be addressed between public universities and the relevant VCs.
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