Moi University to continue law school courses

The High Court has allowed Moi University’s School of Law to continue operating.

Justice George Odunga issued the order on Thursday after an inter-parties hearing between the institution and the Council of Legal Education.
The university was seeking a temporary order to halt the council’s decision to shut down of the law school.

A full inter-parties hearing could not proceed because the judge was to travel to Mombasa to attend a meeting on rules for the Employment and Labour Relations Court.

The council had not yet responded to the case filed by Moi University, with the institution pleading with the judge to issue temporary orders.

The university claimed that anxiety had been created among the current students as well as staff on whether the law school was in operation or not.

The council, however, argued that continuing students would not be affected by its directive to shut down the school because the institution had been allowed to operate, even as the winding-up process was ongoing.

The judge ruled that since there would be no intake of students until the matter is heard fully, the status quo should remain.

In essence, he issued an order permitting the institution to continue offering law courses to the current students, pending further directions from the court.