, NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 11 – Meru Senator Mithika Linturi has sued the University of Nairobi (UoN) following its decision to deregister him as a student barely two weeks ago.
The politician under a certificate of urgency wants the November 30 resolution suspended pending determination of the suit.
He has faulted the learning institution’s move “for acting unreasonably and in an utter show of bad faith.”
Linturi is aggrieved by the university’s action of deregistering him as a law student weeks before his graduation on December 22, on allegations that he falsified his KCSE results.
Through lawyer Tom Ojienda, Linturi has accused the university of taking the action without according him an opportunity to defend himself.
He also claims that the Senate reached its verdict without conducting its own independent investigations.
In his suit papers, Linturi has defended his academic record and denies allegations that he forged his secondary school certificates.
Senator argues he was admitted on January 3, 2014 as a law student and was supposed to graduate later this month.
Linturi explains that he has already obtained an admission letter for the Master’s program at the same higher learning institution and paid fees for the 2017/18 academic year.
He now wants UoN compelled to reinstate and or re-admit him as a student and include his name in the graduation list.
Further, Linturi wants to be allowed to seek orders to quash the entire decision of UoN.