(c) There was no known public consultation as required by the appropriate laws. In essence, the Gazette Notice by CUE is a plain illegality.
(d) The CUE has no justification whatsoever on the rationale and explanation as to the basis of the fees they wish to apply. Further, the proposed higher fees does not reflect the benefit of volume of scale and the increasing numbers of annual enrollment. Again, it appears, the CUE would obviously wish to levy more to cover up for its inefficiencies and or their luxury of excess revenue considering their core mandate is limited approval meetings and limited local travel only.
(e) If allowed, other dozens of regulatory agencies with power to levy fees from the public will follow suit
From the foregoing, we demand as follows;
(a) That the CUE proposed regulatory fees increment be shelved and the offending Gazette Notice be immediately revoked
(b) That you immediately chair a meeting together with your Education colleague, CUE, Vice Chancellors, Student leaders and ourselves to review this matter further
(c) That you issue a moratorium to all regulatory agencies not to rush to gazette fee increments without due process
(d) That all regulatory agencies fees ought to be collected by Kenya Revenue Authority and not by themselves
(e) By copy to Clerk of the National Assembly, we urge the Parliamentary Committees of Finace, Trade & Planning and that of Budget, review the continued abuse of regulatory powers to exploit unsuspecting members of the public
(f) Finally, we urge parents and guardians to reject any public university fees pegged on the CUE Gazette Notice or a related reason.
Failing favourable action from your end, within 7 days from the date of this letter, we will have no option other than seeking a legal intervention against yourself, your Education counterpart, the CUE and the Attorney General.
In the meantime, we look forward to your early and favourable response.
Prof Jacob T. Kaimenyi
Ministry of Education
Mr Justin Bundi
Clerk to the National Assembly
Prof David K. Some
Commission for University Education
Red Hill Road, Off Limuru Road, Gigiri.
P.O. Box 54999 – 00200
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