Moi University graduation to go on as scheduled, court rules


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In Summary

  • Instead Justice John Mativo directed that the petition be heard inter–party next week and a ruling be delivered on the same day on whether the 14 students whose names are missing in the graduation list will graduate or not.
  • A ruling on whether the affected students will graduate or not will also be delivered on the same day.

The High Court in Nairobi on Friday declined a petition seeking to stop the planned Moi University graduation scheduled for Friday, August 22, 2019.

Instead Justice John Mativo directed that the petition be heard inter–party next week and a ruling be delivered on the same day on whether the 14 students whose names are missing in the graduation list will graduate or not.

This was after over 500 students whose names failed to appear on the final graduation list, moved to court to temporarily stop the ceremony blaming the varsity for the hitch.

The aggrieved students on Wednesday convened outside the university’s administration block demanding that their names be added to the list ahead of the graduation next week.

The students claim that some of the lecturers willingly failed to release marks to quietly push for their pay and allowances with the most affected faculty being the school of Business and Economics.

In the Nairobi campus for instance, Citizen Digital learnt that close to 500 students at the faculty had to contribute on an individual basis an amount and forward to one of their lecturers for their marks to be released.

But even so, it was too late for the students who say the university’s Senate already sat and approved the names of those graduating.

The university management however says many of the aggrieved students had huge fee balances and missing marks.

According to the Moi University’s Public Relations Officer Patricia Cherambos, it is too late for them to be listed for graduation.

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