Director of Kenya School of Law Professor P.L.O Lumumba who has been ordered to admit six students whom they allegedly expelled.
BY SM ALFAN.
The director of Kenya School of Law Professor P.L.O Lumumba and Secretary Council of Legal Education Professor Kulundu Bitonye has been ordered to admit six students whom they allegedly expelled.
Justice George Odunga issued the orders after two presented themselves to court following summons, to appear to show cause why they should not be jailed for contempt.
The judge directed the case be mentioned on 9 February 2015 to confirm compliance of the orders of the court.
The petitioners 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 applied to the 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” the judge said.
The order requiring the director of the school and the secretary of legal counsel 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 cannot comprehend why the secretary whose in-charge of preparing guidelines for the conduct of the training could disobey the court order.