The Engineers Registration Board of Kenya has been directed by the High court to pay ten thousand university graduates Sh200,000 each for failing to register engineering graduates from the Egerton and Masinde Muliro Universities.
Justice David Majanja gave the ruling ending a row between ERB and the affected universities. The Higher Education Ministry and Commission for Higher Education were enjoined in the case that saw the graduates denied recognition by the professional engineering board.
“The graduates have done no wrong, they had a legitimate expectation that upon completion of their degrees, they will be registered and look for employment. This right has been breached by the ERB which declined to register then,” said Majanja in his ruling.
The judge proceeded to award each affected student a sum of Sh200,000 for loss of opportunity to secure employment as a result of the tussle with ERB.