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High Court extends order blocking school fees payment on eCitizen

The High Court has extended orders blocking the government from collecting school fees from parents/guardians through the eCitizen platform.

Issuing the order was Judge Chacha Mwita who noted that the case will be heard before the court on April 17th, 2024.

The orders issued on Wednesday suspend orders issued by Education PS Belio Kipsang on the new payment method until when the case is heard and determined.

An interim conservatory order is herby issued suspending the Circular or letter by the Principal Secretary (Belio R Kipsang), Ministry of Education dated 31st January 2024, requiring parents/guardians and or students to pay fees and or any other levies for all government learning institutions through e-citizen platform or any other digital platform(s) until 13th February 2024, when the court will issue further directions in this petition,” said Justice Mwita

The case which had been filed by Nakuru doctor Magare Gikenyi will now enjoin the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) as interested parties.

In the circular, high school principals had also been requested to issue bank details of their schools ahead of the new changes.

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