Home Court News City Lawyer Danstan Omari writes to the Deputy Registrar seeking intervention on the KCPE results case.

City Lawyer Danstan Omari writes to the Deputy Registrar seeking intervention on the KCPE results case.

by Robert Guyana

A City Lawyer Danstan Omari has written a letter to the Deputy Registrar Milimani Law Courts seeking intervention on the matter where Parents sue KNEC, CS Machogu over results.
Omari says that the office will appreciate that the matter is of national concern and the urgency of the same cannot be possibly emphasized enough in this letter.
“We filed the petition dated November 27, 2023 under certificate of urgency seeking inter arlia, temporary orders suspending the form  one placement exercise pending the hearing and determination petitioners  concerns which stem from the recently released Kenya Certificate of Primary Education,” added Omari in the letter.
He says that the future of the Kenyan child is pegged on the decision of the court on this matter as the children need to progress to their next stage in the education system.
“We therefore request for your intervention in the said matters before the court for appropriate directions to be made, “added Omari.
Judge Lawrence Mugambi has directed the petitioners to serve the respondents within 14 days where the responses should also be served also within 14 days.
The matter will be mentioned on February 2/2024.
In the matter, a petitioner has moved to the court contesting the use of the recently released Kenya Certificate of Primary Education results for Form One placement.
In a petition filed at the Milimani High Court, Magare Gikenyi, a Nakuru resident, prayed for temporary orders suspending the use of the results to place the candidates in any public or private schools or use for any other purposes.
The placement began on Monday, November 27 and is expected to go on for two weeks.
The petition named the Kenya Primary School Heads Association (KEPSHA), Kenya Private Schools Association, Kenya Parents Association and the Law Society of Kenya as interested parties.
Gikenyi who is also a consultant trauma and general surgeon claimed that the results are full of errors which will disadvantage the 2023 KCPE candidates.
He told the court that a random scrutiny of the results discovered “a nationwide barrage of obvious errors”, saying these were systematic errors affecting all candidates.
He went on to state that this conclusion was made following claims that in some schools, all candidates scored a similar number in a particular subject.
He also claimed that in some other cases, two or more candidates with the same marks got different grades.
Gikenyi further told the court that other candidates had extremely low marks which were not consistent with what the candidates had been scoring previously.
He prayed for the suspension of the process awaiting the hearing and determination of the application.

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