Businessman wants court to quash sacking of VC Kenyatta University

Kenyatta University VC Prof. Paul Wainaina.

A businessman has moved to court seeking to quash the directive to sack Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Paul Wainaina dated 4th July 2022.


Enock Aura also wants the court to quash the decision communicated by the head of public service principal secretary to the Kenyatta University VC to allocate land to the World Health Organisation.


Through lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui, Aura wants an injunction restraining the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Land and Planning, Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, National Land commission, the Office of the President through Attorney General and Kenyatta University, their agents or any person acting under their direction from demanding, directing or ordering the execution of 410 acres or any portion out of Kenyatta University’s land.


Aura wants them restrained from taking possession, occupying, constructing upon or continuing with any form of occupation of any part of Kenyatta university land.


In addition, the petitioner wants the court to issue an eviction against such trespassers from the said ministries.


The petitioner also wants the court to declare that the purported cabinet decision ostensibly made on 12th May 2022 purporting to alienate, re-parcel and re-plan all that land known as LR. NO 11026/2(Grant 33404) or part thereof registered in the name of Kenyatta University not having been put into writing is a violation of Article 153(1) of the constitution to which extent the said act is null and void.


Kinyanjui argues that the decision lacked public participation which is against the constitution.


“Permitting unsanctioned, illegal and patently unconstitutional alienation of the Kenyatta University suit land by the cited respondents will visit grave harm ,loss and irreparable loss to Kenyan public as the World Health Organisation, an entity cited by Joseph Kinyua as one of the beneficiaries of the illegal alienation of University’s land is a body domiciled outside the jurisdiction,” Kinyanjui said.