Court to rule on Mithika Linturi case against university of Nairobi on 5th April

Meru senator Mithika Linturi will know his fate on 5th April when court will deliver judgment on his case challenging University of Nairobi decision to deregister him.
 While making their final submissions before justice George Odunga, Linturi urged the court to quash the decision
by University that deregistered him and readmit him as a student of school of Law.
His lawyer Prof Tom Ojienda, the Senator accused the university of acting in bad faith since he joined the school of law in 2014 and completed in 2017.
However, Donald Kipkorir, representing the university due process was followed in deregistering the lawmaker.
“The senator was accorded fair hearing before he was de-registered over allegations of presenting fake papers to get the admission, said Kipkorir.
He said once the university found out that his admission papers
were fake, it acted according to its Act.
Kipkorir said he had with him all the minutes of the meetings that the
University Committee held before it made a decision to deregister him.
“Linturi was present throughout the whole process and he even had a
chance to defend himself,” said Kipkorir.
“The petition lacks merit and legality and accepting it is like awarding a thief who have stolen from a bank and build a Hospital,” said Kipkorir.
He further said that the University got to know about the fake academic papers used by the senator after the Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission
(EACC) wrote a letter indicating so.
 directing it to them.
Linturi had previously moved to the High Court seeking orders bearing his arrest and prosecution by the DPP.
He was granted the orders by Justice Chacha Mwita.
Justice Mwita also ordered that the lawmaker should not be declared
unfit to hold public office pending the hearing and determination of a
The senator was supposes to graduate last year.