The director of Kenya School of Law Professor P.L.O Lumumba who has been summoned to appear in court to show cause why they should not send to jail for disobeying a court order.
BY SAM ALFAN.
High court has summoned the director of Kenya School of Law Professor P.L.O Lumumba and Secretary Council of Legal Education Professor Kulundu Bitonye to appear in court to show cause why they should not send to jail for disobeying a court order required them to admit six students to the institution.
Justice George Odunga issued the orders, after the applicants informed the court that they had not been admitted has court ordered on April 4. Last year
Juliet Wanjiru Njoroge, Vincent Omondi Owuor, Solomon Wachira Ngari, Anthony Eregae Elaini, Elibeth Nanjenro Were and Kelvin Akonya were discontinued their advocates training programme for the academic year 2014/2015.
The aggrieved students through their lawyer Steve Nzaku immediately moved to court seeking orders to quash the decision by the management of the school to revoke their admission letters.
Justice Odunga granted their application and issued orders quashing the decision to expel them.
” The applicants were no longer students of the University but were students of the school provisionally in my view by the said admission they had acquired some rights and were therefore entitled to be treated fairly” judge said.
The order requiring the director of the school and the secretary of legal council were served personally on them on April 7, but they never acted has ordered by the court.
Justice Odunga said that court orders are not made in vain and are meant to be complied; saying that person disobeying the same must face the consequence of the law.
The judge said in his ruling that he was surprised at the interpretation of the court order by the two eminent professors of law who are in-charge of the Kenya School of Law an institution of higher learning tasked with the training of lawyers in the country.
He said that the court can not comprehend why the secretary whose in-charge of preparing guidelines for the conduct of such training could disobey the court order.
The two are expected to appear in person in court on February 3 for the contempt proceedings against them.
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