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|Case Number:||Judicial Review Misc. Appli. 22 of 2009|
|Parties:||DAVID TIMAIYO & 66 others v KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATION COUNCIL|
|Date Delivered:||21 Jan 2009|
|Court:||High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)|
|Judge(s):||Joseph Gregory Nyamu|
|Citation:||DAVID TIMAIYO & 66 others v KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATION COUNCIL  eKLR|
Judicial Review-certiorari-application for leave
|Disclaimer:||The information contained in the above segment is not part of the judicial opinion delivered by the Court. The metadata has been prepared by Kenya Law as a guide in understanding the subject of the judicial opinion. Kenya Law makes no warranties as to the comprehensiveness or accuracy of the information|
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
DAVID TIMAIYO & 66 OTHERS………………....…………………….PLAINTIFFS
KENYA NATIONAL EXAMINATION COUNCIL:………………….DEFENDANTS
The exparte application dated 15th January, 2009 was ordered by this court to be heard interparties on 20th January, 2009.
I have taken into account the grounds as set out in the statement and the Affidavit including the oral submissions of Counsel.
It is a principle of justice that like cases should be treated alike. The Principal issues in JR.Misc.21/09 are the same as in this application and I therefore grant leave in terms of prayer 1, 2 (i) and (ii). However, I decline to order that leave operates as stay as per prayer 3 or at all.
I have done so in the exercise of the court unfettered discretion and I have taken into account the following considerations.
i. The results in the English paper have been cancelled.
ii. The pupils whose results were released or not cancelled have not been joined or served. Judicial review is about fairness. Education rights are vested in individuals under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the court in a full hearing has to balance Rule 15 (2) with the right to education for each pupil.
iii. Any interim order could affect the selection rights of the other 2008 candidates before the ascertainment of the reasons for cancellation by the experts.
iv. Appreciation of the fact that while cancellation of the examination results is drastic as against the pupils, and their future – at other end of the pendulum need on an examiner right might be justified in imposing appropriate sentences on examination cheats.
v. There is need for the court to receive further evidence concerning the alleged, collusion or irregularity/misconduct and cancellation.
As the parties agree on the need to reach finality as early as possible I order that the applicants file and serve the Notice of Motion within seven (7)days and that the matter be mentioned on 28th January, 2009 for the purpose of allocating a priority hearing date. The Notice of Motion to be served on the Respondents on or before 23rd January, 2009.
Costs to abide the outcome of the Judicial Review application.
It is so ordered.
Dated at Nairobi this 21st Day of January, 2009
J. G. Nyamu