Kenya University council members have declined a request that compelled them to hand over the institution’s title deeds.
According to a statement by the council and signed by the council chair Migot Adhola, the title deeds will not be submitted to Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.
“We wish to inform you most respectfully, that we will be unable to accede to the request to the title deeds,” the statement reads.
This letter was a response to a previous direction from Kinyua, requesting the varsity to hand over a section of its vast land.
According to the letters from Kinyua, 30 acres will go to the WHO emergency hub while some will be donated to squatters.
Another 10 acres will be donated to the Africa Centres for Disease Control.
Kinyua said 180 acres will go to the neighbouring Kenyatta University Teaching Research and Referral Hospital, which already sits on 100 acres donated by the university ten years ago.
Adhola distanced the council from the decision for the state to acquire Kenyatta University’s land.
“If the due process of the law as foresaid was followed, the university would have been able to demonstrate that it requires every inch of its current land,” Adhola said.
The council further termed the directive as ‘unclear and unconstitutional’ saying they were not involved.