Students want University’s decision to bar SONU elections overturned

A section of University of Nairobi Students have moved to court seeking to challenge the decision by the University to disqualify and bar them from ever contesting in the University of Nairobi Student Association Elections- SONU.

The students argue that the University acted in blatant disregard of their constitutional rights want the court to quash the decision and have them cleared to contest in the SONU elections set to be held on the 13th and 19th of April this year.

In a certificate of urgency filed before Justice John Mativo, a group of students who claim to have been banned from ever participating in the SONU elections now want the decision by the University overturned.

In their grounds of petition, the students Kuria Maina, Felix Opiyo, Hannie Wangari, Momanyi Kevin and Miron Akale  adduce that no notification was whatsoever issued and neither were they accorded an opportunity to be heard nor summoned for any disciplinary process.

In a sworn affidavit the students argue that their constitutional rights would be violated if they are not allowed to contest in the forthcoming SONU elections  set to be held on the 13th and 19th of April this year.

According to documents filed at the Milimani law courts the students claim that it is of utmost urgency that the illegal act by the institution be arrested before it leads to further violation of the rights and freedoms of the university students.

The University of Nairobi is said to have disqualified and barred the said students from ever participating in the SONU elections on grounds that they presented fake documents while seeking clearance to contest in the election.

The matter has set for inter-party hearing on the 16th of April this year.

  

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