In Summary

  • In a suit filed against Dr Matiang’i and the Attorney General, Mr Thadayo Obanda seeks to have Gazette Notice 2334 that was published on March 14 of the six appointees to be suspended.
  • Through lawyer Jusa Ambani, he claimed that Dr Matiang’i made the appointment in blatant contempt of court orders issued on March 3 by High Court judge Justice George Odunga who barred him from unlawfully meddling with the composition of the governing council of the University of Nairobi.

A man has moved to court to challenge last week’s Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i’s appointments for the Council of the University of Nairobi.

In a suit filed against Dr Matiang’i and the Attorney General, Mr Thadayo Obanda seeks to have Gazette Notice 2334 that was published on March 14 of the six appointees to be suspended.

Mr Obanda claimed that the appointments of Mr Timothy Mwangi Kiruhi, Mr Meshack Kidenda, Mr Victoria Otieno, Mr Mahat Somane, Mr Peter Maangi Mitiambo and Ms Jane Wanjiru Michuki were made unlawfully hence the six should be barred from assuming office.

Through lawyer Jusa Ambani, he claimed that Dr Matiang’i made the appointment in blatant contempt of court orders issued on March 3 by High Court judge Justice George Odunga who barred him from unlawfully meddling with the composition of the governing council of the University of Nairobi.

He argued that as a result of the appointments, the Council of the said varsity now has 12 members in contravention of the Universities Act.

He also argued that the appointed members are required to serve in office for three years yet the law sets the term for Council members at four years.

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