Over 3,700 students waiting to join the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) will know their fate next week when the High Court renders a decision in a case on admission.
Mr Justice Joseph Onguto will deliver a ruling on September 22 whether to vacate orders he issued restraining 3,721 students from being admitted by KMTC.
“The orders I gave will remain in force until I determine KMTC’s application on September 22, 2015. Meanwhile no students shall report to any of the colleges,” Justice Onguto directed Friday.
Urging Justice Onguto to set aside the orders he gave on September 9, KMTC’s lawyers Paul Lilan and Benson Millimo accused the Kenya Universities and Colleges Central Placement Services (KUCCPS) of failing to disclose similar cases seeking the same orders had been filed.
Mr Millimo told the judge it is a big embarrassment to the judiciary to issue orders restraining students from joining KMTC when there was a pending rulings in two similar cases before the Eldoret and Nakuru High Courts.
He said the judge should not hesitate to lift the order as it was an abuse of the court process by KUCCPS, represented by lawyer Tom Ojienda.
KMTC and KUCCPs are battling to control the admission of students to the health training colleges.
In his response Prof Ojienda urged the judge not to lift the order as the parties in the Nakuru case are strangers to the litigation filed before the High Court in Nairobi.
He said he had no obligation to disclose to the court since KMTC has misread and misinterpreted the law on the mandate to recruiting students joining the medical profession.