The High Court has declined to stop the ongoing Form One selection pending the hearing of the three cases stemming from the recently released Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) results.
Justice Lawrence Mugambi of Milimani High Court on Wednesday, November 29 declined to issue conservatory orders suspending the exercise that kicked off on Monday and instead ordered the cases filed over the irregularities in the results of the KCPE 2023 to be heard on February 7, 2024.
The judge also ordered the petitioners from Kitengela International School and Set Greenhill Academy Mixed Day and Boarding and Junior School to serve the Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu and National Examinations Council with their pleadings within 14 days.
"Having read the Certificate of Urgency filed herein, together with the Notice of Motion Application dated November 25, 2023, and the attached affidavit in support and annexures, I hereby direct that responses to the case be filed and served within 14 days. Mention on February 7, 2024, for further directions," Mugambi ordered.
The directions by the judge come after two parents of the two schools moved to the High Court seeking orders to stop KNEC and the Ministry of Education from beginning the Form One selection exercise until their cases are heard and determined.
The parents namely Pius Kiio and Everlyn Kemuma Omwoyo disputed the results released on Thursday last week claiming that there were errors in the grading system.
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