Justice Antony Mrima of Nairobi high court on Monday 8tg 2021 ordered The Kenya National Examination Council to pay a student of University of Nairobi Kshs 2 million. This comes after the student by the name Wesley Ndawida petitioned the court to compel KNEC for the damages to change his name on his academic certificates.
This ruling has pushed the Examination Council to pay the student the amount as part of general and external damages that was caused. Part of damages of Kshs 1.5 million were hereby awarded to the petitioner against the first respondent for violation of the petitioner's rights while the exemplary damages of Kshs 500,000 against the first respondent.
Wesley had blamed KNEC for failing to Chang his names on his KCPE and KCSE certificates something that delayed his graduation six times. Wesley presented the Deed Poll, Gazette Notice and a letter from the UoN Vice Chancellor to KNEC, alongside a request letter to have his name changed from Wesley Mdawida Mnyika to Wesley Mdawida Charo on his KCSE certificate on December 22, 2017 whereby KNEC rejected the request. He ended up seeking legal advice at the court.
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