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REPUBLIC V CHAIRMAN LAND DISPUTES APPEALS COMMITTEE AT EMBU & ANOTHER EX PARTE KYANIA THUKA[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Miscellaneous Application 93 of 2003 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: REPUBLIC V CHAIRMAN LAND DISPUTES APPEALS COMMITTEE AT EMBU & ANOTHEREX PARTE KYANIA THUKA[2012]eKLR

Citation: REPUBLIC V CHAIRMAN LAND DISPUTES APPEALS COMMITTEE AT EMBU & ANOTHER EX PARTE KYANIA THUKA[2012] eKLR

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ANGELINE KINYA NCHEERI & 13 OTHERS V JOSEPH MUSAU KALUNDE & ANOTHER[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 48 of 2010 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: ANGELINE KINYA NCHEERI & 13 OTHERS V JOSEPH MUSAU KALUNDE & ANOTHER

Citation: ANGELINE KINYA NCHEERI & 13 OTHERS V JOSEPH MUSAU KALUNDE & ANOTHER[2012] eKLR

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APOLLO ONYANGO NJAGO & ANOTHER V SAVINGS & LOAN KENYA LIMITED[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 41 of 2012 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Milton Stephen Asike Makhandia

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: APOLLO ONYANGO NJAGO & ANOTHER V SAVINGS & LOAN KENYA LIMITED

Citation: APOLLO ONYANGO NJAGO & ANOTHER V SAVINGS & LOAN KENYA LIMITED[2012] eKLR

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AFRICAN INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF AFRICA TRUSTEES REGISTERED V ELIJAH MIANO GATONYE & 2 OTHERS[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 50 of 2012 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Roseline Pauline Vunoro Wendoh

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: AFRICAN INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF AFRICA TRUSTEES REGISTEREDV ELIJAH MIANO GATONYE & 2 OTHERS

Citation: AFRICAN INDEPENDENT PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF AFRICA TRUSTEES REGISTERED V ELIJAH MIANO GATONYE & 2 OTHERS[2012] eKLR

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EUNICE WANJIRU GATHITHI V CANNON ASSURANCE KENYA LTD[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 151 of 2008 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Eric Kennedy Okumu Ogola

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: EUNICE WANJIRU GATHITHI V CANNON ASSURANCE KENYA LTD

Citation: EUNICE WANJIRU GATHITHI V CANNON ASSURANCE KENYA LTD[2012] eKLR

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Eunice Wanjiru GathithiI The Legal Representative Of The Late Fredrick Gathithi Kabue V Cannon Assurance Kenya Ltd [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 151 of 2008 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Eric Kennedy Okumu Ogola

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Commercial Courts Commercial and Tax Division)

Parties: Eunice Wanjiru GathithiI the legal representative of the late Fredrick Gathithi Kabue v Cannon Assurance Kenya ltd

Citation: Eunice Wanjiru GathithiI The Legal Representative Of The Late Fredrick Gathithi Kabue V Cannon Assurance Kenya Ltd [2012] eKLR

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REPUBLIC V REINOS KIPTOO CHIRCHIR [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 74 of 2010 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Milton Stephen Asike Makhandia

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: REPUBLIC v REINOS KIPTOO CHIRCHIR

Citation: REPUBLIC V REINOS KIPTOO CHIRCHIR [2012] eKLR

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IN THE MATTER OF AIRTEL NETWORKS LTD FORMERLY CELTEL KENYA LIMITED (140223)[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Winding Up Cause 4 of 2011 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Alfred Mabeya

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: IN THE MATTER OF AIRTEL NETWORKS LTD FORMERLY CELTEL KENYA LIMITED(140223)

Citation: IN THE MATTER OF AIRTEL NETWORKS LTD FORMERLY CELTEL KENYA LIMITED (140223)[2012] eKLR

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KILIMANI JUNIOR ACADEMY LIMITED V S.M. NZIOKI T/A NZIOKI TAX CONSULTANTS[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 80 of 2012 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Alfred Mabeya

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: KILIMANI JUNIOR ACADEMY LIMITED V S.M. NZIOKI T/A NZIOKI TAX CONSULTANTS

Citation: KILIMANI JUNIOR ACADEMY LIMITED V S.M. NZIOKI T/A NZIOKI TAX CONSULTANTS[2012] eKLR

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REPUBLIC V CAESAR NJAGI [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Miscellaneous Criminal Case 62 of 2009 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: REPUBLIC v CAESAR NJAGI

Citation: REPUBLIC V CAESAR NJAGI [2012] eKLR

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Kenya Railways Corporation V Erdemann Property Limited [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Application 167 of 2012 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Alnashir Ramazanali Magan Visram, Martha Karambu Koome, Hannah Magondi Okwengu

Court: Court of Appeal at Nairobi

Parties: Kenya Railways Corporation v Erdemann Property Limited

Citation: Kenya Railways Corporation V Erdemann Property Limited [2012] eKLR

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REPUBLIC V COSMAS NZUKI VALEKI[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 60 of 2010 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Milton Stephen Asike Makhandia

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: REPUBLIC V COSMAS NZUKI VALEKI

Citation: REPUBLIC V COSMAS NZUKI VALEKI[2012] eKLR

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REPUBLIC V NDETO KIMEU[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 32 of 2006 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Milton Stephen Asike Makhandia

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: REPUBLIC V NDETO KIMEU

Citation: REPUBLIC V NDETO KIMEU[2012] eKLR

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Stephen Mbugua Mwagiru & Another V Tatu City Limited & Another [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Application 206 of 2011 ( UR 132 of 2011) Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: John walter Onyango Otieno, Roselyn Naliaka Nambuye, Wanjiru Karanja

Court: Court of Appeal at Nairobi

Parties: Stephen Mbugua Mwagiru & Rosemary Wanja Mwagiru v Tatu City Limited & Kofinaf Company Limited

Citation: Stephen Mbugua Mwagiru & Another V Tatu City Limited & Another [2012] eKLR

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ALEX NZIOKA MULEI V FACE MUTUA MUSYOKI & ANOTHERS[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 199 of 2010 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: ALEX NZIOKA MULEI V FACE MUTUA MUSYOKI & ANOTHERS

Citation: ALEX NZIOKA MULEI V FACE MUTUA MUSYOKI & ANOTHERS[2012] eKLR

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ASENATH KARABAI MBURUGU & 6 OTHERS V M’MBURUGU KANAKE[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 1 of 2012 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: James Aaron Makau

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: ASENATH KARABAI MBURUGU & 6 OTHERS V M’MBURUGU KANAKE

Citation: ASENATH KARABAI MBURUGU & 6 OTHERS V M’MBURUGU KANAKE[2012] eKLR

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John Kaberia Lichoro V M’mwereria M’ithiria & 3 Others [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 95 of 2012 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: James Aaron Makau

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: John Kaberia Lichoro v M’mwereria M’ithiria & 3 others

Citation: John Kaberia Lichoro V M’mwereria M’ithiria & 3 Others [2012] eKLR

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John Mugambi M’mwambi V Joseph Karuti Mikwa & Another [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 24 of 2012 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: James Aaron Makau

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: JOHN MUGAMBI M’MWAMBI V JOSEPJohn Mugambi M’mwambi v Joseph Karuti Mikwa & Stephen Kithure MurimiI

Citation: John Mugambi M’mwambi V Joseph Karuti Mikwa & Another [2012] eKLR

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JOHN MUSAU MUOKI V ZAKAYO MUTISYA MUSYIMI[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 254 of 2012 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: Eric Kennedy Okumu Ogola

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: JOHN MUSAU MUOKI V ZAKAYO MUTISYA MUSYIMI

Citation: JOHN MUSAU MUOKI V ZAKAYO MUTISYA MUSYIMI[2012] eKLR

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Paul Kiriinya V Delfina Kathiri [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 44 of 2012 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: James Aaron Makau

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: Paul Kiriinya v Delfina Kathiri

Citation: Paul Kiriinya V Delfina Kathiri [2012] eKLR

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COUNCILLOR PETER MAINA KANGARA V ATTORNEY GENERAL & 3 OTHERS[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Petition 388 of 2012 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: COUNCILLOR PETER MAINA KANGARA V ATTORNEY GENERAL & 3 OTHERS

Citation: COUNCILLOR PETER MAINA KANGARA V ATTORNEY GENERAL & 3 OTHERS[2012] eKLR

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CHARLES ODHIAMBO KISERA V MAKINI SCHOOL[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Cause 1206 of 2010 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: Hellen Wasilwa Seruya

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: CHARLES ODHIAMBO KISERA V MAKINI SCHOOL

Citation: CHARLES ODHIAMBO KISERA V MAKINI SCHOOL[2012] eKLR

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J. HARRISON KINYANJUI V ATTORNEY GENERAL & ANOTHER[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Petition 74 of 2011 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: J.HARRISON KINYANJUI V ATTORNEY GENERAL & ANOTHER

Citation: J. HARRISON KINYANJUI V ATTORNEY GENERAL & ANOTHER[2012] eKLR

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CRESCENT CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD V KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY & ANOTHER[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 1211 of 2000 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: Eric Kennedy Okumu Ogola

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: CRESCENT CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD V KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY & ANOTHER

Citation: CRESCENT CONSTRUCTION CO. LTD V KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY & ANOTHER[2012] eKLR

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MOTALENT CONSTRUCTION CO. LIMITED V MRINZI CHIMAIRA MBETSYA[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 177 of 2010 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: Richard Mururu Mwongo

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: MOTALENT CONSTRUCTION CO. LIMITED V MRINZI CHIMAIRA MBETSYA

Citation: MOTALENT CONSTRUCTION CO. LIMITED V MRINZI CHIMAIRA MBETSYA[2012] eKLR

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P.V. RAO & ANOTHER V FARMERS CHOICE LIMITED[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 31 of 2012 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: Richard Mururu Mwongo

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: P.V. RAO & ANOTHER V FARMERS CHOICE LIMITED

Citation: P.V. RAO & ANOTHER V FARMERS CHOICE LIMITED[2012] eKLR

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REPUBLIC V CLERK COUNTY COUNCIL OF MERU[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Miscellaneous Application 98 of 2009 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: James Aaron Makau

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: REPUBLIC V CLERK COUNTY COUNCIL OF MERU

Citation: REPUBLIC V CLERK COUNTY COUNCIL OF MERU[2012] eKLR

Can a court vary, review or set aside its own orders in judicial review proceedings?

 

Issues

  1. Whether a court has jurisdiction to vary, review or set aside its own orders in a judicial review application.
  2. Whether Civil Procedure Rules outside Order 53 of the Civil Procedure Rules are applicable in Judicial Review application.
  3. Whether the only remedy available to an aggrieved party on any decision arising out of a Judicial Review application is by way of an appeal to Court of Appeal.

Judicial Review - jurisdiction-jurisdiction of a court to vary, review or set aside its own orders in judicial review-remedy available by a decision of a court to an aggrieved party in judicial review proceedings-whether a court can vary, review or set aside its own orders in judicial review proceedings.

 

Judicial Review - laws governing judicial review proceedings- whether Civil Procedure Rules, except Order 53, are applicable in Judicial Review proceedings.

Held:

  1. The court had delivered its final ruling hence it became functus officio and could not reconsider its decision as orders made under section 8(3) of the Law Reform Act were final. The applicant in seeking the court to review its orders was tantamount to asking the court to sit on appeal of its orders yet in Judicial Review an appeal could only be in the Court of Appeal.
  2. In Judicial Review there is no return, review or varying of the court's orders but there is only a right of appeal to the aggrieved party under s.8(5) and s 9 of the Law Reform Act.
  3. The Civil Procedure Rules do not apply to Judicial Review except Order 53 of Civil Procedure Rules. Section 8(1) of the Law Reform Act, totally outs the application of any other procedure

 

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MATEO GITHUA NGURUKIE V SOLOMON MWANIKI WAMBOO & ANOTHER[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Miscellaneous Application 137 of 2011 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: Philip Nyamu Waki

Court: High Court at Nyeri

Parties: MATEO GITHUA NGURUKIE V SOLOMON MWANIKI WAMBOO & ANOTHER

Citation: MATEO GITHUA NGURUKIE V SOLOMON MWANIKI WAMBOO & ANOTHER[2012] eKLR

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Jane Rwamba Njeru & Another V Eglas Ciurunji Njeru [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Succession Cause 415 of 2002 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: Hedwig Imbosa Ong'udi

Court: High Court at Embu

Parties: Jane Rwamba Njeru & another v Eglas Ciurunji Njeru

Citation: Jane Rwamba Njeru & Another V Eglas Ciurunji Njeru [2012] eKLR

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PAYLESS CAR HIRE AND TOURS LIMITED V IMPERIAL BANK LTD[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 33 of 2011 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: Alfred Mabeya

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: PAYLESS CAR HIRE AND TOURS LIMITED V IMPERIAL BANK LTD

Citation: PAYLESS CAR HIRE AND TOURS LIMITED V IMPERIAL BANK LTD[2012] eKLR

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PETER KAVEMBA MWONGA V REPUBLIC[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Revision 4 of 2012 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: George Matatia Abaleka Dulu

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: PETER KAVEMBA MWONGA V REPUBLIC

Citation: PETER KAVEMBA MWONGA V REPUBLIC[2012] eKLR

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GILBERTO AGOSTA V LICINUS INVESTMENTS LTD & Another [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 270 of 2004 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: Richard Mururu Mwongo

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: GILBERTO AGOSTA v LICINUS INVESTMENTS LTD & another

Citation: GILBERTO AGOSTA V LICINUS INVESTMENTS LTD & Another [2012] eKLR

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In Re Solomon M’irura Mathiu [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Miscellaneous Civil Application 162 of 2010 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: James Aaron Makau

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: In Re Solomon M’irura Mathiu

Citation: In Re Solomon M’irura Mathiu [2012] eKLR

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JACK J. KHANJIRA & ANOTHER V SAFARICOM LIMITED[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 231 of 2011 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: Richard Mururu Mwongo

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: JACK J. KHANJIRA & ANOTHER V SAFARICOM LIMITED

Citation: JACK J. KHANJIRA & ANOTHER V SAFARICOM LIMITED[2012] eKLR

Recognized Agent

By Andrew Halonyere

 

Issues

  1. Whether a recognized agent under Order 9, of the Civil Procedure Rules, acting pursuant to a donated power of attorney, could appear in court on behalf of a litigant acting in person and present.
  2. To what extent could a recognized agent lawfully act for a litigant?

Order 9 rule 1 provides as follows:

"Any application to or appearance or act in any court required or authorized by the law to be made or done by a party in such court, may, except where otherwise expressly provided for by any law for the time being in force, be made or done by the party in person, or by his recognized agent, or by an advocate duly appointed to act on his behalf..."

Constitutional Law –fundamental rights and freedoms - right to fair trial – right of an accused in criminal justice to be represented by advocate – whether civil justice system donates a similar right to a litigant.

 

Civil Practice and Procedure - representation – agent representing plaintiff in court pursuant to a donated power of attorney – scope of the mandate of a recognized agent - whether the agent had power to represent a person in court – Constitution of Kenya (2010), Art 50(2)g - Civil Procedure Rules Order 9,(1)(2)(a), order 51 rule 14 – Advocates Act (Cap 16) sections 31,83. 

Held:

  1. The criminal justice system under the Constitution of Kenya 2010 guarantees an accused person the right to choose and be represented by an advocate and be informed of the right promptly. The civil justice system does not donate a similar right to a litigant in civil matters, which is left to civil law and private law.
  2. Order 9 rule 2(a) of the Civil Procedure Rules provides that a person acting as a recognized agent, acts or makes applications or appearances subject to the approval of the court. Therefore it is for the court to oversee the scope and extent of the functions of a recognized agent, and to assure itself that they are not overstepping the bounds of the law. It is not the fact of being an agent that renders a donee of a power of attorney as recognized, it is the extent or scope of their agency that is recognized. That is, a recognized agent can perform only that which he is recognized or authorized to do in law.
  3. In determining the scope of the mandate of a recognized agent acting under a power of attorney, careful scrutiny of the instrument itself is essential. The actions of the donee in drawing or signing instruments, assuming audience before the court and in exercising the wide functions under the special power of attorney, including seeking costs, were functions or actions in violation of the Advocates Act (Cap 16) in respect of unqualified persons.

Preliminary objection allowed.

 

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Gladys Mercy Osoro V Moses M. Osoro [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 86 of 1999 Date Delivered: 27 Sep 2012

Judge: Richard Mururu Mwongo

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: Gladys Mercy Osoro v Moses M. Osoro

Citation: Gladys Mercy Osoro V Moses M. Osoro [2012] eKLR

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MOHAN GALOT V BRITISH AIRWAYS & ANOTHER[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 243 of 2002 Date Delivered: 26 Sep 2012

Judge: Alfred Mabeya

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: MOHAN GALOT V BRITISH AIRWAYS & ANOTHER

Citation: MOHAN GALOT V BRITISH AIRWAYS & ANOTHER[2012] eKLR

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Linus Gitonga Njoka V Peter Mugo Gichuki [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 41 of 2010 Date Delivered: 26 Sep 2012

Judge: Hedwig Imbosa Ong'udi

Court: High Court at Embu

Parties: Linus Gitonga Njoka v Peter Mugo Gichuki

Citation: Linus Gitonga Njoka V Peter Mugo Gichuki [2012] eKLR

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EPHANTUS WACHIRA NGOCHI V CO-OPERATIVE BANK OF KENYA LIMITED[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 532 of 2010 Date Delivered: 26 Sep 2012

Judge: Alfred Mabeya

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: EPHANTUS WACHIRA NGOCHI V CO-OPERATIVE BANK OF KENYA LIMITED

Citation: EPHANTUS WACHIRA NGOCHI V CO-OPERATIVE BANK OF KENYA LIMITED[2012] eKLR

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Harrison W.M. Maguh V Rung'eto F.C.S. Ltd [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Miscellaneous Civil Application 38 of 2011 Date Delivered: 26 Sep 2012

Judge: Hedwig Imbosa Ong'udi

Court: High Court at Embu

Parties: Harrison W.M. Maguh v Rung'eto F.C.S. Ltd

Citation: Harrison W.M. Maguh V Rung'eto F.C.S. Ltd [2012] eKLR

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Nairobi County Branch Of Kuppet V Lawrence Njoroge & 5 Others [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Cause 1040 of 2012 Date Delivered: 26 Sep 2012

Judge: Nzioki wa Makau

Court: Employment and Labour Relations Court at Nairobi

Parties: Nairobi County Branch of Kuppet v Lawrence Njoroge & 5 others

Citation: Nairobi County Branch Of Kuppet V Lawrence Njoroge & 5 Others [2012] eKLR

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GICHUKI VENTURES LIMITED V CHINA NATIONAL ELECTRIC WIRE CABLE IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION & ANOTHER[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 328 of 2009 Date Delivered: 26 Sep 2012

Judge: Alfred Mabeya

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: GICHUKI VENTURES LIMITED V CHINA NATIONAL ELECTRIC WIRE CABLE IMPORTAND EXPORT CORPORATION & ANOTHER

Citation: GICHUKI VENTURES LIMITED V CHINA NATIONAL ELECTRIC WIRE CABLE IMPORT AND EXPORT CORPORATION & ANOTHER[2012] eKLR

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MAYFAIR SERVICES AND INVESTMENT LIMITED V PRUDENTIAL BUILDING SOCIETY (IN LIQUIDATION) & 2 OTHERS[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 50 of 2005 Date Delivered: 26 Sep 2012

Judge: Mohammed Khadhar Ibrahim

Court: High Court at Eldoret

Parties: MAYFAIR SERVICES AND INVESTMENT LIMITED V PRUDENTIAL BUILDING SOCIETY(IN LIQUIDATION) & 2 OTHERS

Citation: MAYFAIR SERVICES AND INVESTMENT LIMITED V PRUDENTIAL BUILDING SOCIETY (IN LIQUIDATION) & 2 OTHERS[2012] eKLR

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M N NG’ANG’A & 2 Others ALL T/A WARUHIU KOWADE & NG’ANG’A ADVOCATES V LAB CONSTRUCTION LTD & 2 Others [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 554 of 2007 Date Delivered: 26 Sep 2012

Judge: Alfred Mabeya

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: M N NG’ANG’A & 2 others ALL T/A WARUHIU KOWADE & NG’ANG’A ADVOCATES vLAB CONSTRUCTION LTD & 2 others

Citation: M N NG’ANG’A & 2 Others ALL T/A WARUHIU KOWADE & NG’ANG’A ADVOCATES V LAB CONSTRUCTION LTD & 2 Others [2012] eKLR

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JOHN KIPTOO SIREN V CHARLES K. OMBOI & 3 OTHERS[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 108 of 2005 Date Delivered: 26 Sep 2012

Judge: M.K IBRAHIM

Court: High Court at Eldoret

Parties: JOHN KIPTOO SIREN V CHARLES K. OMBOI & 3 OTHERS

Citation: JOHN KIPTOO SIREN V CHARLES K. OMBOI & 3 OTHERS[2012] eKLR

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OKIYA OMTATAH OKOITI V ATTORNEY GENERAL & Another [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Petition 311 of 2012 Date Delivered: 26 Sep 2012

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: OKIYA OMTATAH OKOITI v ATTORNEY GENERAL & another

Citation: OKIYA OMTATAH OKOITI V ATTORNEY GENERAL & Another [2012] eKLR

Conservatory orders

Reported by Andrew Halonyere

 

Civil Practice and Procedure –conservatory orders –ex-parte application seekingconservatory orders to stop contract for the procurement of Biometric Voter Registration(BVR) registration kit – grounds; corruption - balance to be struck in deciding whether to grant conservatory orders in certain instances – whether the court could grant interim declarations through an interlocutory application – whether the court would interfere with the contract.

 

Constitutional Law –national values and principles of governance – integrity – duty of court to balance competing interest and values – whether in the circumstances failure to grant conservatory orders was a negation of national values

 

Constitutional Law–fundamental rights and freedoms – access to public information – duty of a citizen to ask for public information–Constitution of Kenya 2010 Art 10,35.

 

Application seeking inter-alia interim conservatory order to restrain the IEBC from procuring Biometric Voter Registration kits with SAFRAN MORPPHO (Canadian Commercial Corporation) intended for the registration of voters by Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)

Issues:

  1. What should the court consider before granting conservatory orders.
  2. Whether allegations of corruption were proved against IEBC.
  3. Whether the Court could grant interim declarations through an interlocutory application.
  4. Whether the petitioner was entitled to information from the Finance Minister on the on-going procurement of Biometric Voter Registration Kits.

Held:

  1. In granting a conservatory order, the court was supposed to balance the interests of two opposing parties. On one hand was the petitioner, acting in public interest to stop what he considered a flawed procurement process by the IEBC to procure electronic voter registration equipment. On the other side, was a constitutional body with a mandate to carry out voter registration and in so doing had taken steps to procure the Biometric Voter Registration Kits.
  2. The Constitution of Kenya 2010 puts integrity and other values at its heart in Article 10 and Chapter six, therefore the rejection of the application must not be seen as negating those values but rather, that the court was called upon from time to time to balance competing interests and values in every application before it based on the facts and evidence available.
  3. Allegations of corruption had been levelled against the company, SAFRAN MORPHO. No authentic court record had been provided for the court to satisfy itself of the nature of the actual allegations. The newspaper reports were of little probative value and could not form any evidential basis for impugning the work of a constitutional body.
  4. There was a contract between the Government of Kenya and the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the IEBC which gave rise to rights and obligations between the parties. The High Court could not give orders that would interpose that relationship without hearing all the parties thereto much less on the basis of some allegations of fraud gleaned from newspaper articles.
  5. The High Court could not grant interim declarations through an interlocutory application. The inter-alia declarations as to whether integrity was a mandatory virtue to any person or corporation which intended or qualified to contract with the Government of Kenya had to await full hearing of the case.
  6. Article 35 entitles the petitioner to a right to information from the state. Such information was requested by the petitioners through a letter addressed to the Minister for Finance. There was no indication that the letter had been dealt with and it would have been proper for the Minister to address himself to the information requested before the court exercised its coercive powers.

Application dismissed, Minister of Finance ordered to issue an appropriate response to the petitioner within 21 days from the date of the ruling.

 

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ALICE WAHITO NDEGWA & 5 OTHERS V CITY COUNCIL OF NAIROBI & 2 OTHERS[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Judicial Review 7 of 2012 Date Delivered: 26 Sep 2012

Judge: Weldon Kipyegon Korir

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: ALICE WAHITO NDEGWA & 5 OTHERS V CITY COUNCIL OF NAIROBI & 2 OTHERS

Citation: ALICE WAHITO NDEGWA & 5 OTHERS V CITY COUNCIL OF NAIROBI & 2 OTHERS[2012] eKLR

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CONSUMERS FEDERATION OF KENYA(COFEK) V ATTORNEY GENERAL & 2 OTHERS[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Judicial Review 227 of 2011 Date Delivered: 26 Sep 2012

Judge: Weldon Kipyegon Korir

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: CONSUMERS FEDERATION OF KENYA(COFEK) V ATTORNEY GENERAL & 2 OTHERS

Citation: CONSUMERS FEDERATION OF KENYA(COFEK) V ATTORNEY GENERAL & 2 OTHERS[2012] eKLR

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DAHIR ADAN JIMALE & ANOTHER V PATTERSON KARIUKI MUTURI[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 2 of 2008 Date Delivered: 25 Sep 2012

Judge: Hedwig Imbosa Ong'udi

Court: High Court at Embu

Parties: DAHIR ADAN JIMALE & ANOTHER V PATTERSON KARIUKI MUTURI

Citation: DAHIR ADAN JIMALE & ANOTHER V PATTERSON KARIUKI MUTURI[2012] eKLR

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Judge: Hedwig Imbosa Ong'udi

Court: High Court at Embu

Parties: JOHN MWAI MAKAU V MOSES WARUI MUTHIKE

Citation: JOHN MWAI MAKAU V MOSES WARUI MUTHIKE[2012] eKLR

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Judge: Hedwig Imbosa Ong'udi

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Parties: LUKE NJIRU KAGEREKI V INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL DEV. CO-OP

Citation: LUKE NJIRU KAGEREKI V INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL DEV. CO-OP[2012] eKLR

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