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Josvir Traders & Agencies Ltd V Geoffrey Chege Kirundi & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

Case Number: ELC Case 236 of 2009 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Mary Muthoni Gitumbi

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Josvir Traders & Agencies Ltd v Geoffrey Chege Kirundi, Lucy Wamaitha Chege & Everton Coal Enterprises Ltd

Citation: Josvir Traders & Agencies Ltd V Geoffrey Chege Kirundi & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

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John Peter Kamau Ruhangi V Kenya Forest Service [2014] eKLR

Case Number: ELC Case 141 of 2010 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Mary Muthoni Gitumbi

Court: Environment and Land Court at Nairobi

Parties: John Peter Kamau Ruhangi v Kenya Forest Service

Citation: John Peter Kamau Ruhangi V Kenya Forest Service [2014] eKLR

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Njeri Onyango & Co Advocates V Ufundi Co-operative Society Limited [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Misc Application 100 of 2013 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Njeri Onyango & Co Advocates v Ufundi Co-operative Society Limited

Citation: Njeri Onyango & Co Advocates V Ufundi Co-operative Society Limited [2014] eKLR

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Rev. Ephraim Waiganjo Karianjahi V Luka Komu Karanja [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Suit 354 of 2013 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Lucy Waithaka

Court: Environment and Land Court at Nakuru

Parties: Rev. Ephraim Waiganjo Karianjahi v Luka Komu Karanja

Citation: Rev. Ephraim Waiganjo Karianjahi V Luka Komu Karanja [2014] eKLR

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Headways Investmests Limited V Abishek Investments Limited & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 678 of 2010 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Francis Gikonyo

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Headways Investmests Limited v Abishek Investments Limited & Ajay Shah

Citation: Headways Investmests Limited V Abishek Investments Limited & Another [2014] eKLR

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Simon Tianta Ololtapori V Eunice Samoe [2014] eKLR

Case Number: E.L.C 595 of 2013 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Lucy Waithaka

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Simon Tianta Ololtapori v Eunice Samoe

Citation: Simon Tianta Ololtapori V Eunice Samoe [2014] eKLR

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Teresia Njeri Wamburu V APA Insruance Company Ltd [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 521 of 2011 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Teresia Njeri Wamburu v APA Insruance Company

Citation: Teresia Njeri Wamburu V APA Insruance Company Ltd [2014] eKLR

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Edward A.H. Onyando V Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 1487 of 2005 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Edward A.H. Onyando v Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd

Citation: Edward A.H. Onyando V Kenya Commercial Bank Ltd [2014] eKLR

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New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Ltd V John Theuri Mwangi [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 85 of 2012 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Ltd v John Theuri Mwangi

Citation: New Kenya Co-operative Creameries Ltd V John Theuri Mwangi [2014] eKLR

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Kinyua Gachoki V Eusebia Njoki Ngari & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: ELC Case 228 of 2013 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Boaz Nathan Olao

Court: High Court at Kerugoya

Parties: Kinyua Gachoki v Eusebia Njoki Ngari & Samuel Kinyua Njeru

Citation: Kinyua Gachoki V Eusebia Njoki Ngari & Another [2014] eKLR

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Raj Walia V Gabriel M. Wanderi & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: E. L .C Civil Suit 139 of 2013 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Lucy Waithaka

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Raj Walia v Gabriel M. Wanderi & Modern Securities Ltd

Citation: Raj Walia V Gabriel M. Wanderi & Another [2014] eKLR

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Florence Ambogo Kimiya V Kennedy Muguva Omolo & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Elc. Case 348 of 2013 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Mary Muthoni Gitumbi

Court: Environment and Land Court at Nairobi

Parties: Florence Ambogo Kimiya v Kennedy Muguva Omolo & Transnational Bank Limited

Citation: Florence Ambogo Kimiya V Kennedy Muguva Omolo & Another [2014] eKLR

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Abdalla Juma Salim V Charo Mwaje [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Land Case 46 of 2014 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Oscar Angote

Court: Environment and Land Court at Malindi

Parties: Abdalla Juma Salim v Charo Mwaje

Citation: Abdalla Juma Salim V Charo Mwaje [2014] eKLR

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George Emmanuel Kwicha T/A Finishing Point Club Pub V Michael Shida Kazungu [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Misc. App. 14 of 2014 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Oscar Angote

Court: Environment and Land Court at Malindi

Parties: George Emmanuel Kwicha T/A Finishing Point Club Pub v Michael Shida Kazungu

Citation: George Emmanuel Kwicha T/A Finishing Point Club Pub V Michael Shida Kazungu [2014] eKLR

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Richard Mark Binns & Another V Simeon Kazungu Baya & 3 Others [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 33 of 2014 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Oscar Angote

Court: High Court at Malindi

Parties: Richard Mark Binns & Felicity Ann Binns v Simeon Kazungu Baya, Ralph Kalama, Chief Land Registrar & Four Islands Bay Limited

Citation: Richard Mark Binns & Another V Simeon Kazungu Baya & 3 Others [2014] eKLR

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Good Samaritan Vision V Jumwa Dadu Hinzano & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Land Case 200 of 2013 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Oscar Angote

Court: Environment and Land Court at Malindi

Parties: Mwasaha Mwagambo Mwasaha t/a Good Samaritan Vision v Jumwa Dadu Hinzano & Dama Ngumbao Ngari

Citation: Good Samaritan Vision V Jumwa Dadu Hinzano & Another [2014] eKLR

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Republic V Director Of Public Prosecutions & 2 Others Ex-Parte Midlands Limited & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Judicial Review 255 of 2014 Date Delivered: 04 Jul 2014

Judge: Weldon Kipyegon Korir

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Republic v Director of Public Prosecutions, Ethics & Anti-Corruption Commission & Milimani Chief Magistrates Court Ex-Parte Midlands Limited & Junghae Wainaina

Citation: Republic V Director Of Public Prosecutions & 2 Others Ex-Parte Midlands Limited & Another [2014] eKLR

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National Oil Corporation Of Kenya Limited V Prisko Petroleum Network Limited [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 27 of 2014 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Francis Gikonyo

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

Parties: National Oil Corporation of Kenya Limited v Prisko Petroleum Network Limited

Citation: National Oil Corporation Of Kenya Limited V Prisko Petroleum Network Limited [2014] eKLR

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Republic V Attorney General & 3 Others [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Misc. Civil Application 59 of 2012 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Joseph Raphael Karanja

Court: High Court at Kitale

Parties: Republic v Attorney General, C.M. Court - Kitale, Municipal Council - Kitale & District P. Health Officer

Citation: Republic V Attorney General & 3 Others [2014] eKLR

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Naomi Okul V Mark Okul [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Succession Cause 144 of 2009 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Joseph Raphael Karanja

Court: High Court at Kitale

Parties: Naomi Okul v Mark Okul

Citation: Naomi Okul V Mark Okul [2014] eKLR

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Republic V District Co-op. Officer.Trans Nzoia & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Misc. Civil Application 10 of 2014. Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Joseph Raphael Karanja

Court: High Court at Kitale

Parties: Republic & David Simiyu Wanyama & 3 Others v District Co-op. Officer. Trans Nzoia & Japhether Mukhwana Wafula & 8 Others

Citation: Republic V District Co-op. Officer.Trans Nzoia & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

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Taidora Tata Ernest V Africanius Okada Omadede [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Misc. App. 29 of 2014. Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Stephen Kibunja

Court: High Court at Busia

Parties: Taidora Tata Ernest v Africanius Okada Omadede

Citation: Taidora Tata Ernest V Africanius Okada Omadede [2014] eKLR

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Christopher Mogambi Omonywa & Another V Attorney General & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Petition 16 of 2014 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Ruth Nekoye Sitati

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: Christopher Mogambi Omonywa & Teresia Mokeira Nyachuba v Attorney General & County Education Board Nyamira

Citation: Christopher Mogambi Omonywa & Another V Attorney General & Another [2014] eKLR

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Central Bank Of Kenya V Giro Commercial Bank & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 204 of 2004 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: George Vincent Odunga

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Central Bank of Kenya v Giro Commercial Bank & 2 Others

Citation: Central Bank Of Kenya V Giro Commercial Bank & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

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Henry Omusenjeri Musungu V Reuben Angachi Okoyana [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Succession Cause 380 of 2013 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Said Juma Chitembwe

Court: High Court at Kakamega

Parties: Henry Omusenjeri Musungu v Reuben Angachi Okoyana

Citation: Henry Omusenjeri Musungu V Reuben Angachi Okoyana [2014] eKLR

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Republic V Milton Bosire Oburi [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 101 of 2013 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Ruth Nekoye Sitati

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: Republic v Milton Bosire Oburi

Citation: Republic V Milton Bosire Oburi [2014] eKLR

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Musa Kipkoriri & 3 Others V Kimutai Sitienei & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Environment and Land 878 of 2012 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Munyao Sila

Court: Environment and Land Court at Eldoret

Parties: Musa Kipkoriri, Pius Chelelgo, Stephen Chelelgo & Erick Kiptanui v Kimutai Sitienei & John Kipkoech Sitienei

Citation: Musa Kipkoriri & 3 Others V Kimutai Sitienei & Another [2014] eKLR

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Benjamin Barasa Wafula & Another V & 22 Others [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Land and Environment Case 87 of 2012 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Anne Omollo

Court: High Court at Bungoma

Parties: Benjamin Barasa Wafula & Moses Chetambe v & 22 others

Citation: Benjamin Barasa Wafula & Another V & 22 Others [2014] eKLR

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Boniface Kivindyo Mwangangi V Grace Nyambura Kivindyo & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Miscellaneous Civil Application 730 of 2013 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Rose Edwina Atieno Ougo

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Boniface Kivindyo Mwangangi v Grace Nyambura Kivindyo & Stephen Kivindyo

Citation: Boniface Kivindyo Mwangangi V Grace Nyambura Kivindyo & Another [2014] eKLR

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Republic V Charles Tatiro Iresa [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Murder 95 of 2010 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Ruth Nekoye Sitati

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: Republic v Charles Tatiro Iresa

Citation: Republic V Charles Tatiro Iresa [2014] eKLR

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Muthau Meeni V Pharis Gitau Kagondu [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 38 of 1989 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Peter Muchoki Njoroge

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: Muthau Meeni v Pharis Gitau Kagondu

Citation: Muthau Meeni V Pharis Gitau Kagondu [2014] eKLR

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Wilson Kinoti Kirera V Isaac Kiruki Murira [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Environment and Land Case 64 of 2013 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Peter Muchoki Njoroge

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: Wilson Kinoti Kirera v Isaac Kiruki Murira

Citation: Wilson Kinoti Kirera V Isaac Kiruki Murira [2014] eKLR

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Jadiel M'imuchi M'igweta V Distict Land Adj. & Settlement Officer Tigania District & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Judicial Review 13A of 2012 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Peter Muchoki Njoroge

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: Jadiel M'imuchi M'igweta v Distict Land Adj. & Settlement Officer Tigania District & John M'lingera M'ethambu

Citation: Jadiel M'imuchi M'igweta V Distict Land Adj. & Settlement Officer Tigania District & Another [2014] eKLR

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Lens Charles Ndago & 4 Others V Chemilil Out-Growers Ltd [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Cause 67 of 2013 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Hellen Wasilwa Seruya

Court: Employment and Labour Relations Court at Kisumu

Parties: Lens Charles Ndago & 4 others v Chemilil Out-Growers Ltd

Citation: Lens Charles Ndago & 4 Others V Chemilil Out-Growers Ltd [2014] eKLR

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John Amwoka Chiliswa & Another V District Land Registrar & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Judicial Reveiw 8 of 2013 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Said Juma Chitembwe

Court: High Court at Kakamega

Parties: John Amwoka Chiliswa & Hosea Okhupo Kulundu v District Land Registrar, Attorney General & Obadia Hosea Kulundu

Citation: John Amwoka Chiliswa & Another V District Land Registrar & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

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West Kenya Sugar Company Limited V Mumias Sugar Company Limited [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 14 of 2013 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Said Juma Chitembwe

Court: High Court at Kakamega

Parties: West Kenya Sugar Company Limited v Mumias Sugar Company Limited

Citation: West Kenya Sugar Company Limited V Mumias Sugar Company Limited [2014] eKLR

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Republic V Douglas Patrick Barasa Queens Bookshop [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 5 of 2014 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Francis Tuiyott

Court: High Court at Busia

Parties: Republic v Douglas Patrick Barasa Queens Bookshop

Citation: Republic V Douglas Patrick Barasa Queens Bookshop [2014] eKLR

Labour Officers Appointed to Prosecute Offences under the Labour Institutions Act Can Prosecute Offences Arising from the Employment Act and other Labour Laws

Republic v Douglas Patrick Barasa Queens Bookshop

Criminal Case 5 of 2014

High Court of Kenya at Busia

F Tuiyott, J

July 3, 2014

Reported by Andrew Halonyere & Anne Mbuthia

 

Brief Facts

The Applicant brought an application for revision of a decision by the Chief Magistrate’s Court to reject two counts of a charge sheet in respect of labour-related charges brought against the Respondent. The said charges were rejected on account of the fact that the Prosecutor in the matter had, through a Gazette Notice, been appointed as a public prosecutor by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for the purpose of all cases arising under the Labour Institutions Act, 2007; whereas those charges had been brought under the Employment Act.

Issues

        I.            Whether a person appointed as a public prosecutor for the purpose of the Labour Institutions Act, 2007, was duly appointed to prosecute all offences arising from all labour laws

      II.            Whether the High Court had jurisdiction to hear an application for revision where the applicant had the option to appeal against a decision

    III.            What was the status on the invocation of the supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court?

  IV.            What principles applied in the interpretation of the Gazette Notice in question?

Criminal Practice & Procedure- prosecution- power of the DPP to appoint public prosecutors- where the DPP appointed a public prosecutor for the purpose of the Labour Institutions Act, 2007- whether a person so appointed was duly appointed to prosecute all offences arising from all labour laws- Constitution of Kenya 2010 article 157 (9); Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act, 2013 section 29

Criminal Practice & Procedure- jurisdiction- jurisdiction of the High Court to entertain proceedings by way of revision- whether the High Court had jurisdiction to hear an application for revision where the applicant had the option to appeal against a decision- Criminal Procedure Code (Chapter 75 Laws of Kenya) section 364 (5)

Jurisdiction- jurisdiction of the High Court- supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court- what was the status on the invocation of the supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court- Constitution of Kenya, 2010 article 165 (6) & (7)

Statutes- subsidiary legislation-construction of subsidiary legislation- definition of subsidiary legislation- where a legislative provision delegating powers was defined as a subsidiary legislation- where a Gazette Notice delegated the power of prosecution- what principles applied in the interpretation of the Gazette Notice in question- Interpretation and General Provisions Act (Chapter 2 Laws of Kenya), section 2

 

Constitution of Kenya, 2010

Article 165 (6)

The High Court has supervisory jurisdiction over the subordinate courts and over any person, body or authority exercising a judicial or quasi-judicial function, but not over a superior court.

Article 165 (7)

For the purposes of clause (6), the High Court may call for the record of any proceedings before any subordinate court or person, body or authority referred to in clause (6), and may make any order or give any direction it considers appropriate to ensure the fair administration of justice.

Criminal Procedure Code (Chapter 75 Laws of Kenya)

Section 364 (5):

When an appeal lies from a finding, sentence or order, and no appeal is brought, no proceeding by way of revision shall be entertained at the insistence of the party who could have appealed.

Interpretation and General Provisions Act (Chapter 2 Laws of Kenya)

Section 2:

“Subsidiary legislation” means any legislative provision (including a transfer or delegation of powers or duties) made in exercise of a power in that behalf conferred by a written law, by way of by-law, notice, order, proclamation, regulation, rule, rule of court or other instrument

Labour Institutions Act, 2007

Section 35(1) (k)

A labour officer may, for the purpose of monitoring or enforcing compliance with any labour law—

…institute proceedings in respect of any contravention of any provision of this Act or for any offence committed by an employer under this Act or any other Labour Law

 

Held:

1.      Section 364 (5) of the Criminal Procedure Code was not intended to preclude the Court from considering the correctness of a finding, sentence or order merely because the facts of the matter had been brought to its notice by a party who had a right of appeal.  (Republic v Ajit Singh s/o Vir Singh (1952) EA 822)

2.      The use of the word “insistence” in section 364 (5) was not idle.    Whilst a party who would have exercised its right of appeal could not insist on proceeding by way of a revision, the Court could in appropriate instances still entertain the revision.  On the converse the Court would not do so where the applicant was abusing the process (Republic   v Gayatri Deep Enterprises & 2 others Busia Criminal No.112 of 2011). It would be incumbent upon the Court to satisfy itself that the application was not an abuse of process before entertaining it.

3.      Article 165 (6) of the Constitution as read together with article 165 (7) gave the High Court a wide power. The Court could invoke its supervisory jurisdiction in circumstances where it deemed it necessary to safeguard and promote the fair administration of justice.

4.      Some statutes provided specific instances for the exercise of supervisory authority by the High Court over judicial or quasi-judicial bodies subordinate to it. Where there was a specific and alternative remedy then a party seeking supervisory redress had to use that avenue unless it could be demonstrated that the alternative remedy was not efficacious. To invoke the use of article 165(6) of the Constitution even where there was a specific and effective statutory framework would be to diminish the importance of both the constitutional and statutory provisions.

5.      It had not been demonstrated that the Applicant chose revision merely as a way of defeating limitation of time or that the delay in making the application had prejudiced the Respondents. The Court therefore had jurisdiction to hear the application even without considering the scope of its supervisory jurisdiction under article 165 (6) of the Constitution. 

6.      Read as a whole, the wording of the impugned Gazette Notice was problematic.  In order to unlock that impasse, it was necessary to understand the legal character of that Gazette Notice. By dint of section 2 of the Interpretation and General Provisions Act, a transfer or delegation of powers or duties made in exercise of a power allowing that transfer or delegation conferred by a written law was subsidiary legislation. 

7.      Given that the relevant Gazette Notice was subsidiary legislation, the Court had to fall to the law with respect to the construction of subsidiary legislation so as to interpret it.  While one of the principles of statutory interpretation was that words of statute had to be given their plain and ordinary meaning, that approach might not have been helpful if the words used were indefinite.  It might not have helped to be literal-centric. In such instances, it was permissible, in construing the subsidiary legislation, to have regard to its context.  That context included the purpose and scope of a statute and, within certain limits, its background.

8.      In its preamble, the Labour Institutions Act proclaimed that it was “an Act of Parliament to establish labour institutions, to provide for their functions, powers and duties and to provide for other matters connected thereto.” In section 3, the Statute defined “labour law” to mean “any Act dealing with labour matters.” These statutes would include the Employment Act, the Labour Relations Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Work Injury Benefits Act. 

9.      In making the appointments in the impugned Gazette Notice, the DPP avowed that he did so pursuant to section 35(1) (k) of the Labour Institutions Act. A purposive interpretation of that Notice could not be made without having regard to the purpose and spirit of section 35 of that Act.  That section enumerated the powers to be given to the Labour Officer for purposes of monitoring and enforcing compliance with “any” labour law.

10. To suggest that the DPP restricted the appointment made vide the Gazette Notice in question only to contraventions or offences in respect of the Labour Institutions Act would have been to suggest that the DPP could appoint a Labour Officer to prosecute with respect to some labour laws and not others. That proposition could have found support in the provisions of article 157 (9) of the Constitution which provided that the powers of the DPP could be exercised in person or by subordinate officers acting in accordance with general or special instructions; and in section 29 of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act, 2013 which provided that a public prosecutor appointed under  subsection (1) would be bound to comply with all guidelines and  instructions issued by the DPP in respect of prosecutions.

11. If it was the intention of the DPP to limit a labour officer’s power relating to prosecution to only one labour law, the DPP would have had to use unequivocal language. The words used in the Gazette Notice in question were not unequivocal.

12. A plain reading of section 35(1) (k) of the Labour Institutions Act was that a labour officer would have prosecutorial power in respect of contraventions of the provisions of that Act and offences committed by an employer under all labour law.

13. The words “for the purpose of all cases arising under the Labour   Institutions Act, 2007” used in the Gazette Notice had to  be construed to mean all cases arising under any labour law. The Prosecutor in question was a competent public prosecutor for the purpose of drawing and prosecuting any offence committed by an employer under the Employment Act.

14. The debate as to whether the Prosecutor in question was a duly appointed Public Prosecutor for the purpose of the Employment Act resulted from the rather imprecise wording of the Gazette Notice by which he was appointed.  Although the debate had been resolved in favour of the State, the decision had to be brought to the personal attention of the drawer of the said notice, the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Application allowed.

 

Cases

East Africa

1.Republic v Ajit Singh s/o Vir Singh [1952] EA 822 –(Explained)

2.Walome v Republic [1981] KLR 497 –(Followed)

3.Republic v Gayatri Deep Enterprises & 2 others Criminal Case No 112 of 2011 –(Explained)

4.Omanga, Charles & another v Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission & 2 others Petition No 2 of 2012 –(Explained)

Statutes

East Africa

1.Constitution of Kenya, 2010 articles 157(9); 165(6)(7) –(Interpreted)

2.Criminal Procedure Code (cap 75) sections 89(5); 348A; 349; 364(5) –(Interpreted)

3.Employment Act, 2007 (Act No 11 of 2007) section 2–(Interpreted)

4.Labour Institutions Act, 2007 (Act No 12 of 2007) sections 3, 35(1)(k) –(Interpreted)

5.Labour Relations Act, 2007 (Act No 14 of 2007) In general –(Interpreted)

6.Occupational Safety and Health Act, 2007 (Act No 15 of 2007) In general –(Interpreted)

7.Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act, 2013 (Act No 2 of 2013) section 29–(Interpreted)

8.Work Injury Benefits Act, 2007 (Act No 13 of 2007) In general–(Interpreted)

Advocates

1.Mr Kelwon, State Counsel, for the Applicant

2.Mr Omondi for the Respondents

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Leonida L. Lyoshi Owegi Suing As Personal Representative Of The Estate Of Lucia Lyoshi Sayisi (Deceased) V Lucy Lugonzo Odhiambo & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Land and Environment 253 of 2013 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Said Juma Chitembwe

Court: High Court at Kakamega

Parties: Leonida L. Lyoshi Owegi suing as personal representative of the estate of Lucia Lyoshi Sayisi (Deceased) v Lucy Lugonzo Odhiambo, Maurice Lugonzo & Mary Lugonzo

Citation: Leonida L. Lyoshi Owegi Suing As Personal Representative Of The Estate Of Lucia Lyoshi Sayisi (Deceased) V Lucy Lugonzo Odhiambo & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

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Kakamega Jua Kali Association Suing Through Patrick Luvusi- Chairman & Another V Richard W. Kondo - Chairman & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 23 of 2013 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Said Juma Chitembwe

Court: High Court at Kakamega

Parties: Kakamega Jua Kali Association Suing Through Patrick Luvusi- Chairman & Chacha Weche- Secretary v Richard W. Kondo - Chairman & Ernest W. Lukavalia- Secretary Sued As Official And Members Of Kakamega County Jua Kali Association

Citation: Kakamega Jua Kali Association Suing Through Patrick Luvusi- Chairman & Another V Richard W. Kondo - Chairman & Another [2014] eKLR

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Musa Anganyo Angoli V Florence Nyakoa Muyekho [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Succession Cause 502 of 2007 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Said Juma Chitembwe

Court: High Court at Kakamega

Parties: Musa Anganyo Angoli v Florence Nyakoa Muyekho

Citation: Musa Anganyo Angoli V Florence Nyakoa Muyekho [2014] eKLR

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Republic V Boniface Okerosi Misera & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Revision Application 11 of 2013 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Amraphael Mbogholi-Msagha

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Republic v Boniface Okerosi Misera & Cephas Kamande Mwaura

Citation: Republic V Boniface Okerosi Misera & Another [2014] eKLR

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Case Number: E&L 878 of 2012 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Munyao Sila

Court: High Court at Eldoret

Parties: Musa Kipkoriri, Pius Chelelgo, Stephen Chelelgo & Erick Kiptanui v Kimutai Sitienei & John Kipkoech Sitienei

Citation: Musa Kipkoriri & 3 Others V Kimutai Sitienei & Another [2014] eKLR

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W.W.N V Stephen Gitari Njanja & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

Case Number: ELC Case 742 of 2013 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Boaz Nathan Olao

Court: High Court at Kerugoya

Parties: W .W. N (Suing on her own behalf and on behalf of R. M. M ,G. M. M and T .N .M (Minors) v Stephen Gitari Njanja,Sebastiano Mwaniki Njiru & Ciuru Kiriamburi

Citation: W.W.N V Stephen Gitari Njanja & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

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Felix Kiambi Gituru V Land Registrar Meru South District & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Judicial Review Application 19 of 2013 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Peter Muchoki Njoroge

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: Felix Kiambi Gituru v Land Registrar Meru South District & Benard Mugambi M'muraa

Citation: Felix Kiambi Gituru V Land Registrar Meru South District & Another [2014] eKLR

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Al-Taj Audin Alibhai V Jiwani Impex Limited [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Misc. Application 200 of 2012 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Samwel Ndungu Mukunya

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: Al-Taj Audin Alibhai v Jiwani Impex Limited

Citation: Al-Taj Audin Alibhai V Jiwani Impex Limited [2014] eKLR

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Margaret Nthiga Murungi & 11 Others V Musa M'murungi Ncebere & Another [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 42 of 2014 Date Delivered: 03 Jul 2014

Judge: Peter Muchoki Njoroge

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: Margaret Nthiga Murungi & 11 others v Musa M'murungi Ncebere & Charity Naitore

Citation: Margaret Nthiga Murungi & 11 Others V Musa M'murungi Ncebere & Another [2014] eKLR

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Kinyua Koech Ltd & 2 Others V Nairobi Homes (Mombasa) Ltd & 11 Others [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Environment And Land Court Case 58 of 2014 Date Delivered: 02 Jul 2014

Judge: Samwel Ndungu Mukunya

Court: Environment and Land Court at Mombasa

Parties: Kinyua Koech Ltd & 2 others v Nairobi Homes (Mombasa) Ltd & 11 others

Citation: Kinyua Koech Ltd & 2 Others V Nairobi Homes (Mombasa) Ltd & 11 Others [2014] eKLR

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James Machoki M'Imunya V Land Adj & Settlement Officer Igembe & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Misc Application 33 of 2014 Date Delivered: 02 Jul 2014

Judge: Peter Muchoki Njoroge

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: James Machoki M'imunya v Land Adj & Settlement Officer Igembe & another & Attorney General

Citation: James Machoki M'Imunya V Land Adj & Settlement Officer Igembe & 2 Others [2014] eKLR

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Nick Salat V Simon Ledama Kimunai [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 722 of 2005 Date Delivered: 02 Jul 2014

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Nick Salat v Simon Ledama Kimunai

Citation: Nick Salat V Simon Ledama Kimunai [2014] eKLR

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Virginia Njeri Murimah V Mbo-I Kamiti Farmers Co. Ltd [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Elc Suit 1019 of 2013 Date Delivered: 02 Jul 2014

Judge: Pauline Nyamweya

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Virginia Njeri Murimah v Mbo-I Kamiti Farmers Co. Ltd

Citation: Virginia Njeri Murimah V Mbo-I Kamiti Farmers Co. Ltd [2014] eKLR

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