Attempts by University of Nairobi (UoN) seeking to have Credit Reference Bureau (CRB) blacklist privately sponsored students who failed to clear fees arrears has flopped.
The University had forwarded names of students who had failed to complete fee payment after winding up their studies to the dreaded CRB hoping it would oblige to help recover KSh 200 million in fees arrears.
Isaac Mbeche, deputy vice chancellor had on Monday, December 10, said had warned 500 graduates who had not paid for services they utilised would have their names published in national newspapers and forwarded for blacklisting to the bureau.
However, Sam Omukoko MD Metropol a bureau licensed by Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) to credit referencing services said the university’s request was inadmissible.
He argued the University had gone beyond its mandate by providing goods and services on credit and there was no way the bureau would come in to help.