Some of Kenya School of Law students lawyer Johnson Asiimwe leaving Milimani law court after filing a case seeking to stop a pending registration of new students that is in days’ time on Monday April 25, 2016.
BY NT CORRESPONDENT.
Law students duly admitted by the Kenya School of Law in the academic year 2015/2016 want the court to halt a pending registration of new students that is in days’ time.
They say that they are at risk of missing out on sitting for the mandatory ATP Examinations resits and remarks and as such “we cannot qualify to be eligible to be cleared and admitted as Advocates of the High Court of Kenya.”
The students through their lawyer Johnson Asiimwe that they paid the full tuition, issued with the council of legal education’s Identity cards among other accruing rights and benefits of being a student of KSL.
“To our surprise and utter shock, the Council of Legal Education issued us with letters indicating that we will not be allowed sitting for the November ATP examinations without even according us an opportunity to present our case and be heard,” they say.
They said the letters dated October 22 2015 left them horribly devastated, stressed academically, and emotionally stranded.
After the devastating decision, they said, “we moved the Honourable court which granted us the injunction stopping the Respondents from denying us sitting for the final ATP written examination.”
The students say that they sat for the said examinations together with other students but later the council for legal education released the results for other students and withheld their results pending a court decision on the matter.
They therefore want conservatory, Injunctive and stay orders pending the determination of the Petition. They also want the council stopped from interfering or harassing them.