Kenyan High Court Suspends Mandatory eCitizen Payments For School Fees

The Kenyan High Court has temporarily halted a government initiative requiring parents to pay school fees and other school-related charges through the eCitizen platform.

Justice Chacha Mwita of the Milimani High Court issued an interim order suspending the circular issued by the Education Principal Secretary.

Reason for Suspension

The order comes in response to a case filed by Nakuru doctor Magare Gikenyi, who challenged the mandatory use of eCitizen for payments.

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

The suspension will remain in effect until February 13, 2024, when the court will issue further directions.

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