COURT ORDERS LAW SCHOOL TO ADMIT STUDENTS LOCKED OUT FROM THE ADVOCATE SCHOOLS.

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Lawyer Johnson Asiimwe for Kenya School of Law students whom the Council of Legal Education locked out leaving Milimani law court after Kenya School of Law was ordered to admit who were locked out. .

BY THOMAS KARIUKI.

The High Court has ordered Kenya School of Law to admit students whom the Council of Legal Education locked out.

Justice George Odunga said in a decision on May 9, that the resolution by CLE directing the students to undergo a remedial programme was in violation of their rights.

The judge also directed CLE to forthwith release examination results which it withheld.

During the pendency of the petition the court had suspended the deadline for submission of applications for students wishing to join Kenya School of Law, the judge said.

The 36 students told the court that CLE has withheld their results and purported to invite new students when they have not been cleared.

Through their lawyer Johnson Asiimwe, they told court that a notice issued by CLE on March 29 2016 inviting new applicants undermines the rights of students who have been students at KSL.

“The applicants applied and were duly admitted at the KSL and as such become bonafide students of the institution” the lawyer said.

He submitted that they did all examinations, oral and projects including written works as ordered by the court November 2015.

The students had been barred from studies at KSL before the court intervened by restraining CLE from expelling students.

Justice Odunga, was told the CLE released results for other students but withheld the applicant’s for the written examination and no explanation was given to them.

Mr Asiimwe said that the students are at risk of missing out from sitting for mandatory ATP examination and remarks and as such they cannot qualify to be cleared and admitted as advocates of the high court of Kenya.

 

 

 

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