CAJ fights de­ci­sion to move Kenya Science Cam­pus

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Ministries -

The Com­mis­sion on Ad­min­is­tra­tive Jus­tice has raised the alarm over a de­ci­sion to move the Univer­sity of Nairobi’s Kenya Science Cam­pus for its premises to be oc­cu­pied by the Kenya Tech­ni­cal Teach­ers’ Col­lege. The de­ci­sion was made by Ed­u­ca­tion Cabinet Sec­re­tary Fred Ma­tiang’i.

Ma­tiang’i’s direc­tive re­quires the cam­pus to va­cate the premises by De­cem­ber 1. CAJ chair­man Otiende Amollo said this should only be done af­ter con­sul­ta­tions with all stake­hold­ers.

He said the de­ci­sion would dis­rupt stud­ies and in­con­ve­nience stu­dents as the in­sti­tu­tion has two fully equipped labs, which will also have to be sur­ren­dered. Amollo said UoN can­not ac­com­mo­date the 1,038 stu­dents to be af­fected in its hos­tels be­cause it has an over­stretched pop­u­la­tion of 84,000 stu­dents.

Amollo said build­ing an­other cam­pus would cost Sh12 bil­lion. He said UoN is a dis­tinct legal en­tity and the trans­fers in­volve legal pro­ce­dures. The com­mis­sion ques­tioned why the col­lege is be­ing moved and what the land would be used for.

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