GLIM OF HOPE: Why the over 700 Moi University students missing in graduation list may have the last laugh

A past graduation at Moi University/Standard.

The more than 700 students from Moi University who are set to miss in next week’s graduation are headed to court to seek orders to have their names included in the graduation list.

According to a communication by the students’ lawyers which MKN has seen, the court is likely to issue orders in students’ favour as long as they have provisional transcripts and they have cleared their school fees.

The lawyers also notes that there is sufficient time to accommodate the students in the graduation list unlike what Moi University top administration has been saying that time has ran out and the students in question have to wait till December.

“Our courts frown upon institutional impunity especially when the same deprives young people their constitutional guarantees,” the lawyers’ communication reads in part.

The case will be mentioned on Friday, 16 August 2019, 8.00am at the Constitutional Court, Milimani  before Justice John Mativo.

This comes hot on the heels of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino’s declaration on Thursday via a Facebook post that the over 700 Moi University comrades must graduate.

Owino, who is the Chairman (Emeritus) of the Kenya Union of Students’ Organizations also called on Moi University VC Prof Isaac Kosgey to resign over the issue while demanding that the affected students be added on the graduation list without fail.

“I demand that the Vice-Chancellor of Moi University Prof Isaac Kosgey takes responsibility for this unprecedented failure and tenders his resignation with immediate effect,” Owino wrote on Thursday.

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