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Joseph Wambui Mulusya & 2 Others V IDB Capital Ltd & 3 Others [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 307 of 2009 Date Delivered: 19 Sep 2012

Judge: Rose Edwina Atieno Ougo

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Joseph Wambui Mulusya, Mulusiah Land Consultants Ltd & Eagle Supermarked Ltd v IDB Capital Ltd, James Kiniiya Gachiri, P.V.R. Rao & Kolluri Venkata Subbaraya Kama Sastry& 3 others

Citation: Joseph Wambui Mulusya & 2 Others V IDB Capital Ltd & 3 Others [2012] eKLR

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RASHID JUMA BEDZIMBA V ABDULKADIR HASSAN AZIZ & 2 Others [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 52 of 2012 Date Delivered: 19 Sep 2012

Judge: Francis Tuiyott

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: RASHID JUMA BEDZIMBA v ABDULKADIR HASSAN AZIZ & 2 others

Citation: RASHID JUMA BEDZIMBA V ABDULKADIR HASSAN AZIZ & 2 Others [2012] eKLR

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Alex Ngabu Muthui V Highlands Inn Limited & Another [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Winding Up Cause 1 of 2006 Date Delivered: 19 Sep 2012

Judge: Mohammed Khadhar Ibrahim

Court: High Court at Eldoret

Parties: Alex Ngabu Muthui v Highlands Inn Limited & another

Citation: Alex Ngabu Muthui V Highlands Inn Limited & Another [2012] eKLR

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DYER & BLAIR BANK LTD V EQUITY BANK LTD & ANOTHER[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 26 of 2009 Date Delivered: 19 Sep 2012

Judge: Eric Kennedy Okumu Ogola

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: DYER & BLAIR BANK LTD V EQUITY BANK LTD & ANOTHER

Citation: DYER & BLAIR BANK LTD V EQUITY BANK LTD & ANOTHER[2012] eKLR

Grant of access to SMS transcripts and call records is not unconstitutional

Reported by Sylvie Nyamunga

 

Issues

  1. Whether an order for the disclosure of required information would be against the law
  2. Whether the Applicant is restricted by law to release telephone or subscriber records under Article 31 (d) of the Constitution

Constitutional Law - fundamental rights-right to privacy-protection against privacy of communication infringed-order for the disclosure of required information- legality of order under Article 31 (d) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010- limitation of rights under Article 31 (d) by Article 24 (3) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010

Held:

  1. For the Applicant/Interested Party to disclose the required information, the Applicant/Interested Party does not need to show that it had been privy to the alleged wrong doing
  2. Article 24 generally deals with limitations of rights where such limitation is justifiable. Under Article 24 (3) the emphasis is on justification. That the matter before the court is peculiar enough to warrant the limitation of the rights under Article 31 (d), and that the Applicant/Interested Party is not protected under the Constitution in regard to the Defendant's application.

Applicant joined to the suit

 

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Evelyne Chelangat Chebole V Hosea Kibet Ruto & Another [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 83 of 2005 Date Delivered: 19 Sep 2012

Judge: Mohammed Khadhar Ibrahim

Court: High Court at Eldoret

Parties: Evelyne Chelangat Chebole v Hosea Kibet Ruto & Angeline Chepkoech Cherwon

Citation: Evelyne Chelangat Chebole V Hosea Kibet Ruto & Another [2012] eKLR

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Kipkoech Maiyo V Jackson Kiptabot Koskei & 2 Others [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 47 of 2006 Date Delivered: 19 Sep 2012

Judge: Mohammed Khadhar Ibrahim

Court: High Court at Eldoret

Parties: Kipkoech Maiyo v Jackson Kiptabot Koskei, Attorney General & Chairman Land Disputes Tribunal Kabiyet Division

Citation: Kipkoech Maiyo V Jackson Kiptabot Koskei & 2 Others [2012] eKLR

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PAUL K. BULLUT & ANOTHER V CHEMWOLO TOROITICH [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 84 of 1994 Date Delivered: 19 Sep 2012

Judge: Mohammed Khadhar Ibrahim

Court: High Court at Eldoret

Parties: PAUL K. BULLUT & ISAIAH K. MUTAI V CHEMWOLO TOROITICH

Citation: PAUL K. BULLUT & ANOTHER V CHEMWOLO TOROITICH [2012] eKLR

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SARODENA HOTEL LIMITED V FAIRVIEW INVESTMENTS LIMITED [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 149 of 2012 Date Delivered: 19 Sep 2012

Judge: David A Onyancha

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: SARODENA HOTEL LIMITED V FAIRVIEW INVESTMENTS LIMITED

Citation: SARODENA HOTEL LIMITED V FAIRVIEW INVESTMENTS LIMITED [2012] eKLR

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MAURICE OUMA NYAKINYA V MIRSIT SAW MILLS [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 84 of 2007 Date Delivered: 19 Sep 2012

Judge: Mohammed Khadhar Ibrahim

Court: High Court at Eldoret

Parties: MAURICE OUMA NYAKINYA V MIRSIT SAW MILLS

Citation: MAURICE OUMA NYAKINYA V MIRSIT SAW MILLS [2012] eKLR

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EASTERN PRODUCE (K) LTD V PATRICK JUMA MAINA [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Application 129 of 2006 Date Delivered: 19 Sep 2012

Judge: Mohammed Khadhar Ibrahim

Court: High Court at Eldoret

Parties: EASTERN PRODUCE (K) LTD V PATRICK JUMA MAINA

Citation: EASTERN PRODUCE (K) LTD V PATRICK JUMA MAINA [2012] eKLR

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NJONJO, OKELLO & ASSOCIATES V KETAN LALIT CHINDRA DOSHI & ANOTHER[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Miscellaneous Civil Case 841 of 2011 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: Jonathan Bowen Havelock

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: NJONJO, OKELLO & ASSOCIATES V KETAN LALIT CHINDRA DOSHI & ANOTHER

Citation: NJONJO, OKELLO & ASSOCIATES V KETAN LALIT CHINDRA DOSHI & ANOTHER[2012] eKLR

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REPUBLIC V ISSA OMAR SHEDE[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 4 of 2012 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: Maureen Akinyi Odero

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: REPUBLIC V ISSA OMAR SHEDE

Citation: REPUBLIC V ISSA OMAR SHEDE[2012] eKLR

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REPUBLIC V CHARO KAZUNGU SALIMU & ANOTHER[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 40 of 2009 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: Maureen Akinyi Odero

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: REPUBLIC V CHARO KAZUNGU SALIMU & ANOTHER

Citation: REPUBLIC V CHARO KAZUNGU SALIMU & ANOTHER[2012] eKLR

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JAYNE MATI V ATTORNEY GENERAL & 2 OTHERS[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Petition 175 of 2012 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: JAYNE MATI V ATTORNEY GENERAL & 2 OTHERS

Citation: JAYNE MATI V ATTORNEY GENERAL & 2 OTHERS[2012] eKLR

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NATIONAL UNION OF WATER AND SEWERAGE EMPLOYEES V REGISTRAR OF TRADE UNIONS [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Cause 513 of 2009 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: Hellen Wasilwa Seruya

Court: Industrial Court at Nairobi

Parties: NATIONAL UNION OF WATER AND SEWERAGE EMPLOYEES V REGISTRAR OF TRADE UNIONS, JAMES MUTHEE NDIRANGU, SIMON MAINA WANJIKU, PAUL KIPROTICH KOECH & ELIJAH OTIENO AWACH

Citation: NATIONAL UNION OF WATER AND SEWERAGE EMPLOYEES V REGISTRAR OF TRADE UNIONS [2012] eKLR

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REGISTERED TRUSTEES GOSPEL OF GOD CHURCH V MOSES KAMUNDI & 5 OTHERS [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Environmental & Land Case 343 of 2011 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: Rose Edwina Atieno Ougo

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: REGISTERED TRUSTEES GOSPEL OF GOD CHURCH V MOSES KAMUNDI, GEDIEL KIRIMI, FRANCIS MUCHERU, REGISTERED TRUSTEES, GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF GOD CHURCH & ATTORNEY GENERAL & 5

Citation: REGISTERED TRUSTEES GOSPEL OF GOD CHURCH V MOSES KAMUNDI & 5 OTHERS [2012] eKLR

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GREENHAM MURAGE GACHENGO 7 ANOTHER V INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORAITON (ICDC)[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 407 of 2009 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: Jonathan Bowen Havelock

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: GREENHAM MURAGE GACHENGO 7 ANOTHER V INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIALDEVELOPMENT CORPORAITON(ICDC)

Citation: GREENHAM MURAGE GACHENGO 7 ANOTHER V INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORAITON (ICDC)[2012] eKLR

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PLATIMUM TRADERS LTD V KITA GENERAL STORES[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 442 of 2011 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: Jonathan Bowen Havelock

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: PLATIMUM TRADERS LTD V KITA GENERAL STORES

Citation: PLATIMUM TRADERS LTD V KITA GENERAL STORES[2012] eKLR

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PATRICK KARIMI WAIRAGU T/a THIGI GENERAL STORES BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA LIMITED & ANOTHER[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 93 of 2011 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: William Ouko

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: PATRICK KARIMI WAIRAGU t/a THIGI GENERAL STORES BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYALIMITED & ANOTHER

Citation: PATRICK KARIMI WAIRAGU T/a THIGI GENERAL STORES BARCLAYS BANK OF KENYA LIMITED & ANOTHER[2012] eKLR

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MABACHA INVESTMENTS LIMITED V CITY COUNCIL OF NAIROBI [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Environmental & Land Case 131 of 2012 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: George Kanyi Kimondo

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: MABACHA INVESTMENTS LIMITED v CITY COUNCIL OF NAIROBI

Citation: MABACHA INVESTMENTS LIMITED V CITY COUNCIL OF NAIROBI [2012] eKLR

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KENYA MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS PHARMACISTS AND DENTISTS’ UNION V KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL & 3 OTHERS [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Cause 1525 of 2012 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: Stephen Radido Okiyo

Court: Industrial Court at Nairobi

Parties: KENYA MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS PHARMACISTS AND DENTISTS’ UNION V KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL, MATHARI MENTAL HOSPITAL, MINISTER FOR MEDICALS SERVICES & ATTORNEY GENERAL

Citation: KENYA MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS PHARMACISTS AND DENTISTS’ UNION V KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL & 3 OTHERS [2012] eKLR

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PATRICK WEKESA MACHICHI V RUTH NASAMBU WANYONYI & 2 OTHERS [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Environmental & Land Case 361 of 2011 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: Rose Edwina Atieno Ougo

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: PATRICK WEKESA MACHICHI V RUTH NASAMBU WANYONYI, JOHNSON MUNYWELE KITETU & JAMES MUREITHI T/A EVASIJAME AUCTIONEERS

Citation: PATRICK WEKESA MACHICHI V RUTH NASAMBU WANYONYI & 2 OTHERS [2012] eKLR

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BRUCE BOUCHARD V HACIENDA DEVELOPMENT HOLDINGS LTD [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 367 of 2011 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: Eric Kennedy Okumu Ogola

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: BRUCE BOUCHARD V HACIENDA DEVELOPMENT HOLDINGS LTD

Citation: BRUCE BOUCHARD V HACIENDA DEVELOPMENT HOLDINGS LTD [2012] eKLR

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NARAN HIRANI T/A CLASSICO BUILDERS V MAINA MWANGI [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 215 of 2011 Date Delivered: 18 Sep 2012

Judge: Joseph Mbalu Mutava

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

Parties: NARAN HIRANI T/A CLASSICO BUILDERS V MAINA MWANGI & EVERLYN WANJIKU KARANJA

Citation: NARAN HIRANI T/A CLASSICO BUILDERS V MAINA MWANGI [2012] eKLR

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AHMED OSMAN AYUB BACHANI T/A AVISZ DRIVING SCHOOL V TANDEM INVESTMENT LIMITED [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 115 of 2011 Date Delivered: 17 Sep 2012

Judge: David A Onyancha

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: AHMED OSMAN AYUB BACHANI T/A AVISZ DRIVING SCHOOL V TANDEM INVESTMENT LIMITED

Citation: AHMED OSMAN AYUB BACHANI T/A AVISZ DRIVING SCHOOL V TANDEM INVESTMENT LIMITED [2012] eKLR

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JAMES KIKECHI V SEPSITIANO WAFULA & ANOTHER[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 101 of 2004 Date Delivered: 17 Sep 2012

Judge: Aggrey Otsyula Muchelule

Court: High Court at Bungoma

Parties: JAMES KIKECHI V SEPSITIANO WAFULA & ANOTHER

Citation: JAMES KIKECHI V SEPSITIANO WAFULA & ANOTHER[2012] eKLR

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JOSEPH MUYA NJURU V STEPHEN NJOROGE KUNDA & 3 OTHERS[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 43 of 2012 Date Delivered: 17 Sep 2012

Judge: Hellen Amolo Omondi

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: JOSEPH MUYA NJURU V STEPHEN NJOROGE KUNDA & 3 OTHERS

Citation: JOSEPH MUYA NJURU V STEPHEN NJOROGE KUNDA & 3 OTHERS[2012] eKLR

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REPUBLIC V KENYA REVENUE AUTHORITY EXPARTE ALLTEX EPZ LIMITED[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Miscellaneous Civil Application 709 of 2008 Date Delivered: 17 Sep 2012

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: REPUBLIC v KENYA REVENUE AUTHORITY EXPARTE ALLTEX EPZ LIMITED

Citation: REPUBLIC V KENYA REVENUE AUTHORITY EXPARTE ALLTEX EPZ LIMITED[2012] eKLR

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VALLERIE NAMTILU WAFULA & ANOTHER V KENYA NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS (KNUT) & 2 OTHERS [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Petition 381 of 2012 Date Delivered: 17 Sep 2012

Judge: George Vincent Odunga

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: VALLERIE NAMTILU WAFULA & SUSAN WANGARI MUHORO V KENYA NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS(KNUT), AKELO MISORI (SECRETARY GENERAL) & TEACHERS SERVICE COMMISSION

Citation: VALLERIE NAMTILU WAFULA & ANOTHER V KENYA NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS (KNUT) & 2 OTHERS [2012] eKLR

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Joseph Muya Njuru V Stephen Njoroge Kunda & 3 Others [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 43 of 2012 Date Delivered: 17 Sep 2012

Judge: Hellen Amolo Omondi

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Joseph Muya Njuru v Stephen Njoroge Kunda Mwangi Kamau, Lucy Gathoni Wanyeki & Naftaly Njogu Kinyanjui

Citation: Joseph Muya Njuru V Stephen Njoroge Kunda & 3 Others [2012] eKLR

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NOAH WAFULA WANJALA V DAVID SIFUNA WAKHUNGU[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 84 of 2008 Date Delivered: 17 Sep 2012

Judge: Aggrey Otsyula Muchelule

Court: High Court at Bungoma

Parties: NOAH WAFULA WANJALA V DAVID SIFUNA WAKHUNGU

Citation: NOAH WAFULA WANJALA V DAVID SIFUNA WAKHUNGU[2012] eKLR

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MOHAMED ABDI OMAR V IBRAHIM MOHAMMED ISMAEL & Another INTERESTED PARTY SHOBA ROBA [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 749 of 2007 Date Delivered: 14 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: MOHAMED ABDI OMAR v IBRAHIM MOHAMMED ISMAEL & YASSIN MOHAMMED ISMAEL INTERESTED PARTY SHOBA ROBA

Citation: MOHAMED ABDI OMAR V IBRAHIM MOHAMMED ISMAEL & Another INTERESTED PARTY SHOBA ROBA [2012] eKLR

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ERASTUS KIBUGI WAHOME V NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 1305 of 2006 Date Delivered: 14 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: ERASTUS KIBUGI WAHOME v NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION

Citation: ERASTUS KIBUGI WAHOME V NATIONAL HOUSING CORPORATION [2012] eKLR

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SUPERIOR AVIATION SERVICES LTD V KENYA AIRPORTS AUTHORITY [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 1349 of 1998 Date Delivered: 14 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: SUPERIOR AVIATION SERVICES LTD V KENYA AIRPORTS AUTHORITY

Citation: SUPERIOR AVIATION SERVICES LTD V KENYA AIRPORTS AUTHORITY [2012] eKLR

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JONNES EHAPAYA OLUMASAYI & ANOTHER V BLUE SHIELD INSURANCE CO. LTD [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 99 of 2009 Date Delivered: 14 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: JONNES EHAPAYA OLUMASAYI & PHELISTUS AYIETA OLUMASAYI V BLUE SHIELD INSURANCE CO. LTD

Citation: JONNES EHAPAYA OLUMASAYI & ANOTHER V BLUE SHIELD INSURANCE CO. LTD [2012] eKLR

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ROSEMARY NJOKI MWANGI V NATHIFY HASSAN [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 141 of 2011 Date Delivered: 14 Sep 2012

Judge: Edward Muthoga Muriithi

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: ROSEMARY NJOKI MWANGI v NATHIFY HASSAN

Citation: ROSEMARY NJOKI MWANGI V NATHIFY HASSAN [2012] eKLR

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DUNCAN KINYUA MUGAMBI V EDDIE MUTEGI NJORA [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 511 of 2007 Date Delivered: 14 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: DUNCAN KINYUA MUGAMBI V EDDIE MUTEGI NJORA

Citation: DUNCAN KINYUA MUGAMBI V EDDIE MUTEGI NJORA [2012] eKLR

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JAPHETH MUNYITHIA MWANTHI V HOWARD CARLSON [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 767 of 2003 Date Delivered: 14 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: JAPHETH MUNYITHIA MWANTHI V HOWARD CARLSON

Citation: JAPHETH MUNYITHIA MWANTHI V HOWARD CARLSON [2012] eKLR

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AHMED MOHAMED AHMED V AHMED MOHIDEEN & ANOTHER[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 470 of 2011 Date Delivered: 14 Sep 2012

Judge: Maureen Akinyi Odero

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: AHMED MOHAMED AHMED V AHMED MOHIDEEN & ANOTHER

Citation: AHMED MOHAMED AHMED V AHMED MOHIDEEN & ANOTHER[2012] eKLR

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REPUBLIC V SALIM ABDALLAH MACHIMBOJA[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 22 of 2012 Date Delivered: 14 Sep 2012

Judge: Maureen Akinyi Odero

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: REPUBLIC V SALIM ABDALLAH MACHIMBOJA

Citation: REPUBLIC V SALIM ABDALLAH MACHIMBOJA[2012] eKLR

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ERAD SUPPLIERS & GENERAL CONTRACTORS LIMITED V NATIONAL CEREALS & PRODUCE BOARD [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Petition 5 of 2012 Date Delivered: 12 Sep 2012

Judge: Jackton Boma Ojwang, Susanna Njoki Ndung'u

Court: Supreme Court of Kenya

Parties: ERAD SUPPLIERS & GENERAL CONTRACTORS LIMITED v NATIONAL CEREALS &PRODUCE; BOARD

Citation: ERAD SUPPLIERS & GENERAL CONTRACTORS LIMITED V NATIONAL CEREALS & PRODUCE BOARD [2012] eKLR

Jurisdiction of the Courts’ to Interpret The Constitution

 

Constitutional Law – interpretation and application of the Constitution-constitution of a supreme court bench - definition of the word “proceedings” under Art.163 (2) of the Constitution-where steps of the Court run in a series of events the last being, the hearing and determination of the substantive cause, which had to be before the full Bench of five Judges- responsibility of the Court to fix the operative meanings of the relevant provisions – circumstance under which a bench of less than five can sit-where a limited bench of the court could deal with the preparatory steps including settling of deserving legal procedural issues to facilitate case management -whether a two judge bench had jurisdiction to determine the issue of jurisdiction of the Supreme court to determine a matter -Constitution of Kenya, 2010 Art.159 (2) (d)

Constitutional Law – Interpretation of the constitution-jurisdiction to interpret the Constitution- whether the Supreme Court can entertain a question involving the interpretation or application of the Constitution that is integrally linked to the main cause in a superior Court of first instance 

Issues:

  1. Whether the Supreme Court can entertain a question involving the interpretation or application of the Constitution that is integrally linked to the main cause in a superior Court of first instance.
  2. Whether a two-judge bench of the Supreme Court has the competence to hear such a matter especially on the issue jurisdiction.

Held:

  1. The Court, in giving meaning and effect to the drafts-person’s language, cannot be purely technical or literal. The Court must take into account the reality and the context as a whole – so as to give meaning to the provisions: in particular the definition of the word “proceedings” under Art.163 (2) of the Constitution. The steps of the Court run in a series of events – and it is the last event, namely, the hearing and determination of the substantive cause, that must come before the full Bench of five Judges; and that is what amounts to hearing-proceedings before the Supreme Court.
  2. In the run-up to the hearing before the five-Judge Bench, there are preparatory steps – beginning with proceedings on record before the Supreme Court Registrar, to any settling of deserving legal-procedural issues before a more limited Bench of the Court, and ending up with the substantive hearing before a Bench of five Judges. Without this mode of case-management, the task of the Court under the Constitution would be incapacitated. This would be contrary to Art.159 (2) (d) of the Constitution. It was therefore, the courts’ duty to give full meaning to the terms of the Constitution as regards the determination of contested questions – i.e., the questions of merit.
  3. The bench as constituted was valid and lawful framework for clearing initial and preliminary questions preceding the hearing and determination of the substantive cause, before arriving at the stage of a Bench of five Judges. While the category of preliminary issues preparatory to a hearing before five Judges is by no means closed, the bench as constituted was a lawful forum for determining and directing on issues of jurisdiction – as a basis for intended hearings before the full Bench.
  4. A question involving the interpretation or application of the Constitution that is integrally linked to the main cause in a superior Court of first instance is to be resolved at that forum in the first place, before an appeal can be entertained.
  5. Where, before such a Court, parties raise a question of interpretation or application of the Constitution that has only a limited bearing on the merits of the main cause, the Court may decline to determine the secondary claim if in its opinion, it will distract its judicious determination of the main cause; and a collateral cause thus declined, generally falls outside the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. That principle would in particular apply in relation to interlocutory matters that do not fall within the terms of Article 163(4) of the Constitution. The matter before the court had a collateral nature falling outside the Court’s jurisdiction, failing the express consent of the Court of Appeal.
  6. The Supreme Court, as the ultimate judicial agency, ought to exercise its powers strictly within the jurisdictional limits prescribed; and it ought to safeguard the autonomous exercise of the respective jurisdictions of the other Courts and tribunals.

Petition dismissed at the preliminary stage

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ODOYO OSODO V RAEL OBARA OJUOK & 4 Others [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 70 of 2012 Date Delivered: 12 Sep 2012

Judge: Ruth Nekoye Sitati

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: ODOYO OSODO v RAEL OBARA OJUOK & 4 others

Citation: ODOYO OSODO V RAEL OBARA OJUOK & 4 Others [2012] eKLR

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WARUNGU HOLDINGS LIMITED V RASHMI PATEL T/A POST GLOBAL SERVICES & 2 Others [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 22 of 2012 Date Delivered: 12 Sep 2012

Judge: Richard Mururu Mwongo

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: WARUNGU HOLDINGS LIMITED v RASHMI PATEL T/A POST GLOBAL SERVICES & 2others

Citation: WARUNGU HOLDINGS LIMITED V RASHMI PATEL T/A POST GLOBAL SERVICES & 2 Others [2012] eKLR

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KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY V OLIVER K. MWASARU [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 50 of 2007 Date Delivered: 12 Sep 2012

Judge: Richard Mururu Mwongo

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY v OLIVER K. MWASARU

Citation: KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY V OLIVER K. MWASARU [2012] eKLR

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LAWRENCE MASEGA NYABOGA V TRANS-NATIONAL BANK LTD [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 138 of 1999 Date Delivered: 12 Sep 2012

Judge: Ruth Nekoye Sitati

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: LAWRENCE MASEGA NYABOGA V TRANS-NATIONAL BANK LTD

Citation: LAWRENCE MASEGA NYABOGA V TRANS-NATIONAL BANK LTD [2012] eKLR

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JANE MORAA MIYOGO V CHARLES MAINA ONCHARI [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 36 of 2011 Date Delivered: 12 Sep 2012

Judge: Ruth Nekoye Sitati

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: JANE MORAA MIYOGO V CHARLES MAINA ONCHARI

Citation: JANE MORAA MIYOGO V CHARLES MAINA ONCHARI [2012] eKLR

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SAMSON OLE TINA V CLERK, TRANSMARA COUNTY COUNCIL & ANOTHER[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 4 of 2007 Date Delivered: 12 Sep 2012

Judge: Ruth Nekoye Sitati

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: SAMSON OLE TINA V CLERK, TRANSMARA COUNTY COUNCIL & ANOTHER

Citation: SAMSON OLE TINA V CLERK, TRANSMARA COUNTY COUNCIL & ANOTHER[2012] eKLR

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MONICA MORAA V KENINDIA ASSURANCE CO. LTD[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 43 of 1999 Date Delivered: 12 Sep 2012

Judge: Ruth Nekoye Sitati

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: MONICA MORAA V KENINDIA ASSURANCE CO. LTD

Citation: MONICA MORAA V KENINDIA ASSURANCE CO. LTD[2012] eKLR

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ELIAB OJOW ODHIAMBO & 3 Others V HABAKUK ONYAGO ABONGNO [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 23 of 2011 Date Delivered: 12 Sep 2012

Judge: Ruth Nekoye Sitati

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: ELIAB OJOW ODHIAMBO & 3 others v HABAKUK ONYAGO ABONGNO

Citation: ELIAB OJOW ODHIAMBO & 3 Others V HABAKUK ONYAGO ABONGNO [2012] eKLR

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SYLVIA FURAHA KATUNDA V JORAM MIGWI MWAURA & Another [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 46 of 2012 Date Delivered: 12 Sep 2012

Judge: Richard Mururu Mwongo

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: SYLVIA FURAHA KATUNDA v JORAM MIGWI MWAURA & another

Citation: SYLVIA FURAHA KATUNDA V JORAM MIGWI MWAURA & Another [2012] eKLR

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