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James Gitahi Mwangi V Simba Colt Motors Limited [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Application Nai. 124 of 2012 (Ur 93 A/2012) Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Paul Kihara Kariuki, Jamila Mohammed, Kathurima M'inoti

Court: Court of Appeal at Nairobi

Parties: James Gitahi Mwangi v Simba Colt Motors Limited

Citation: James Gitahi Mwangi V Simba Colt Motors Limited [2013] eKLR

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Mutua Munuve V Republic [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Misc. Criminal Case 118 of 2013 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Martin Muya

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: Mutua Munuve v Republic

Citation: Mutua Munuve V Republic [2013] eKLR

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Wesley Kiprono Rono & 2 Others V Paul Maritim Rop [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Succession Cause 317 of 2007 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Joseph Kiplagat Sergon

Court: High Court at Kericho

Parties: Wesley Kiprono Rono, Richard Kipkorir Rop & Samwel Cheruiyot Rop v Paul Maritim Rop

Citation: Wesley Kiprono Rono & 2 Others V Paul Maritim Rop [2013] eKLR

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S O O V E M A [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Divorce Cause 146 of 2012 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Luka Kiprotich Kimaru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: S O O v E M A

Citation: S O O V E M A [2013] eKLR

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Director Of Public Prosecution V Sky Blue Hardware Premises [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Revision 131 of 2013 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Martin Muya

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: Director of Public Prosecution v Sky Blue Hardware Premises

Citation: Director Of Public Prosecution V Sky Blue Hardware Premises [2013] eKLR

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Mburu Kinani V Kanyeki Farmers Co-op Society Ltd [2013]

Case Number: Civil Suit 324 of 2004 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Lucy Waithaka

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Mburu Kinani v Kanyeki Farmers Co-op Society Ltd

Citation: Mburu Kinani V Kanyeki Farmers Co-op Society Ltd [2013]

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Jane Gathoni Muraya-Kanyotu V Mary Wanjiku Kanyotu & 9 Others [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Succession Cause 1239 of 2008 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Luka Kiprotich Kimaru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Jane Gathoni Muraya-Kanyotu v Mary Wanjiku Kanyotu, Christopher Ngata Kanyotu, Andrew Peter Ngirici, John Kariuki Kanyotu, Sandra Njau Kanyotu, Kawakanja Ltd , Kangaita Coffee Estate Ltd, Francis Iganjo Mutahi, Willy Kihara & Dick Maina

Citation: Jane Gathoni Muraya-Kanyotu V Mary Wanjiku Kanyotu & 9 Others [2013] eKLR

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Shayona Timber Limited V Kenya National Highway Authority [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 149 of 2012 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Lucy Waithaka

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Shayona Timber Limited v Kenya National Highway Authority

Citation: Shayona Timber Limited V Kenya National Highway Authority [2013] eKLR

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In Re Humphrey Njenga Mwangi Alias Humphrey Njenga Mwangi – (Deceased)[2013] eKLR

Case Number: Succession Cause 2717 of 2008 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: William Musya Musyoka

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: In re Humphrey Njenga Mwangi Alias Humphrey Njenga Mwangi – (Deceased)

Citation: In Re Humphrey Njenga Mwangi Alias Humphrey Njenga Mwangi – (Deceased)[2013] eKLR

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Kenya Petroleum Oil Workers V Abdallah Fathia Salim / Digo & 2 Others [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Cause 118 of 2013 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Stephen Radido Okiyo

Court: Employment and Labour Relations Court at Mombasa

Parties: Kenya Petroleum Oil Workers v Abdallah Fathia Salim / Digo, Road Kobil Service Station & Kenol Kobil Co Limited

Citation: Kenya Petroleum Oil Workers V Abdallah Fathia Salim / Digo & 2 Others [2013] eKLR

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Philip Muturi & 2 Others V Leah Wanjiru Gacheru [2013] eKLR

Case Number: E.L.C 346 of 2013 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Lucy Waithaka

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Philip Muturi & 2 Others (Suing On His Own Behalf And On Behalf Of Mia Moja Self Help Group) v Leah Wanjiru Gacheru

Citation: Philip Muturi & 2 Others V Leah Wanjiru Gacheru [2013] eKLR

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Rosemary Wanjiru Njiraini V Attorney General & Another [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Misc. Civil Appl 73 of 2012 (J.R) Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Lucy Waithaka

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Rosemary Wanjiru Njiraini v Attorney General & Registrar of Titles

Citation: Rosemary Wanjiru Njiraini V Attorney General & Another [2013] eKLR

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Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission V Esther Nyabate Ngare & Another [2013] eKLR

Case Number: E & L Case 122 of 2008 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Samson Odhiambo Okong'o

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission v Esther Nyabate Ngare & Sammy Silas Komen Mwaita

Citation: Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission V Esther Nyabate Ngare & Another [2013] eKLR

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Mary Kasiwa V Scorpio Enterprises Limited [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Cause 214 of 2013 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Stephen Radido Okiyo

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: Mary Kasiwa v Scorpio Enterprises Limited

Citation: Mary Kasiwa V Scorpio Enterprises Limited [2013] eKLR

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Dcf Engineering Limited V Johari Limited & Another [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 376 of 2013 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Alfred Mabeya

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

Parties: Dcf Engineering Limited v Johari Limited &Maryanne; Njeri Njoroge T/A Njoroge Nyagah & Company Advocates

Citation: Dcf Engineering Limited V Johari Limited & Another [2013] eKLR

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Eliud Murage Wambu V Joseph Muriithi Stanley & 2 Others [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 113 of 2002 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Anthony Ombwayo

Court: Environment and Land Court at Nyeri

Parties: Eliud Murage Wambu v Joseph Muriithi Stanley, D Wachira Karani & John K J Mwai

Citation: Eliud Murage Wambu V Joseph Muriithi Stanley & 2 Others [2013] eKLR

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B O O & Another V O M K & Another [2013] eKLR

Case Number: E & L Case 1 of 2012(O.S) Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Samson Odhiambo Okong'o

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: B O O & N M O v O M K & D E O

Citation: B O O & Another V O M K & Another [2013] eKLR

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Priscah Bosibori Peter V Cecilia Nyangara Mokaya & Another [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Environment & Land Case 538 of 2012 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Samson Odhiambo Okong'o

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: Priscah Bosibori Peter v Cecilia Nyangara Mokaya & Joseph Mokaya

Citation: Priscah Bosibori Peter V Cecilia Nyangara Mokaya & Another [2013] eKLR

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Abdul L. Agonga V The Permanent Secretary, Ministry Of Regional Development Authorities & 3 Others [2014] eKLR

Case Number: Petition 15 of 2013 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: Nzioki wa Makau

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Abdul L. Agonga v The Permanent Secretary, Ministry Of Regional Development Authorities, Attorney General,Cabinet Secretary, Ministry Of Environment And Natural Resources, Tana andAthi Rivers Development Authority

Citation: Abdul L. Agonga V The Permanent Secretary, Ministry Of Regional Development Authorities & 3 Others [2014] eKLR

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C D M V N P M [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Divorce Cause 28 of 2006 Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: William Musya Musyoka

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: C D M v N P M

Citation: C D M V N P M [2013] eKLR

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In Re L Also Known As M C N (Baby) [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Adoption Cause 98 of 2009 (OS) Date Delivered: 08 Nov 2013

Judge: William Musya Musyoka

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: In Re L also known as M C N (Baby)

Citation: In Re L Also Known As M C N (Baby) [2013] eKLR

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Ben Njoroge Muchunu & 2 Others V Phares Muchunu & 2 Others [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 266 of 2011 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Mathew John Anyara Emukule

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Ben Njoroge Muchunu, Simon Kimani Muchunu & Steve Ndungu Muchunu v Phares Muchunu & 2 others

Citation: Ben Njoroge Muchunu & 2 Others V Phares Muchunu & 2 Others [2013] eKLR

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Reliance Bank Limited V Nyumba Ya Chuma Limited & 2 Others [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 425 of 2004 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: George Kanyi Kimondo

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Reliance Bank Limited v Nyumba ya Chuma Limited, Minesh Kantibhai Patel & Kanti Ghai Patel

Citation: Reliance Bank Limited V Nyumba Ya Chuma Limited & 2 Others [2013] eKLR

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Joseph Okoto V Edwin Dickson Wasunna [2013] eKLR

Case Number: ELC Civil Suit 1000 of 2012 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Pauline Nyamweya

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Joseph Okoto v Edwin Dickson Wasunna

Citation: Joseph Okoto V Edwin Dickson Wasunna [2013] eKLR

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O.M. Robinson & Co. Advocates V Omari Ali Shahbal [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Misc. Civil Application 7 of 2013 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Martin Muya

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: O.M. Robinson & Co. Advocates v Omari Ali Shahba

Citation: O.M. Robinson & Co. Advocates V Omari Ali Shahbal [2013] eKLR

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Republic V Samuel Ndunda Mutunga & Another [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Revision 137 of 2013 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Lydia Awino Achode

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Republic v Samuel Ndunda Mutunga & Freddie Mbila Muia

Citation: Republic V Samuel Ndunda Mutunga & Another [2013] eKLR

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Francis Maina Kahuria V Livingstone K. Kinyanjui [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 131 of 2012 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Mathew John Anyara Emukule

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Francis Maina Kahuria v Livingstone K. Kinyanjui

Citation: Francis Maina Kahuria V Livingstone K. Kinyanjui [2013] eKLR

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Netplan East Africa Limited V Investment & Mortgages Bank Limited [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 822 of 2009 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: George Kanyi Kimondo

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

Parties: Netplan East Africa Limited v Investment & Mortgages Bank Limited

Citation: Netplan East Africa Limited V Investment & Mortgages Bank Limited [2013] eKLR

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Republic V Samuel Adongo Achola & Another [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 25 of 2012 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Roseline Lagat-Korir

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Republic v Samuel Adongo Achola & Cornelius Ombagi Nyabera

Citation: Republic V Samuel Adongo Achola & Another [2013] eKLR

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Republic V Guni Mwaguni Juma [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 24 of 2012 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Martin Muya

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: Republic v Guni Mwaguni Juma

Citation: Republic V Guni Mwaguni Juma [2013] eKLR

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Stephen Maina Kagunda V Stephen Kinyua Kagunda [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Succession Cause 542 of 1997 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Mathew John Anyara Emukule

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Stephen Maina Kagunda v Stephen Kinyua Kagunda

Citation: Stephen Maina Kagunda V Stephen Kinyua Kagunda [2013] eKLR

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Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission V Samson Kegengo Ongeri & Another [2013] eKLR

Case Number: E & L Case 133 of 2010 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Samson Odhiambo Okong'o

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission v Samson Kegengo Ongeri & James Raymond Njenga

Citation: Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission V Samson Kegengo Ongeri & Another [2013] eKLR

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Michael Ogweno Mbogo & 3 Others V Peter Albert Oduor & Another [2013] eKLR

Case Number: E & L Civil Case 6 of 2007(O.S) Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Samson Odhiambo Okong'o

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: Michael Ogweno Mbogo, Jackton Kolo Muga, Alphonce Onyango Mbogo & Peter Otieno Mbogo v Peter Albert Oduor & Silas Onyango Odhiambo

Citation: Michael Ogweno Mbogo & 3 Others V Peter Albert Oduor & Another [2013] eKLR

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Daniel Lago Okomo V Safari Park Hotel Ltd & Another [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit No. 427/2011 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Rose Edwina Atieno Ougo

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Daniel Lago Okomo v Safari Park Hotel Ltd & Attorney General

Citation: Daniel Lago Okomo V Safari Park Hotel Ltd & Another [2013] eKLR

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Teresia Irungu V Jackton Ocharo & 2 Others [2013] eKLR

Case Number: E & L Civil Case 145 of 2012 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Samson Odhiambo Okong'o

Court: High Court at Kisii

Parties: Teresia Irungu v Jackton Ocharo, Alice Kerubo Nyambati & Kennedy Mokua T/A Moco Auctioneers

Citation: Teresia Irungu V Jackton Ocharo & 2 Others [2013] eKLR

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Grace Okumu & Another V Paul Fundi Arap Boss [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 39 of 2013 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Elija Ogoti Obaga

Court: High Court at Kitale

Parties: Grace Okumu & Irene Okumu v Paul Fundi Arap Boss

Citation: Grace Okumu & Another V Paul Fundi Arap Boss [2013] eKLR

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Michael Oling Wanga V Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company Limited [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Appeal 668 of 2003 Date Delivered: 07 Nov 2013

Judge: Rose Edwina Atieno Ougo

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Michael Oling Wanga v Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company Limited

Citation: Michael Oling Wanga V Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company Limited [2013] eKLR

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Mutia Musingi V Republic [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Misc. Application 142 of 2012 Date Delivered: 06 Nov 2013

Judge: Lilian Nabwire Mutende

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: Mutia Musingi v Republic

Citation: Mutia Musingi V Republic [2013] eKLR

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Teresia Wangui Kariuki V Lucy Njeri Kiuna & Another [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Succession Cause 854 of 1993 Date Delivered: 06 Nov 2013

Judge: Luka Kiprotich Kimaru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Teresia Wangui Kariuki v Lucy Njeri Kiuna & Margaret Mumbi Kiuna

Citation: Teresia Wangui Kariuki V Lucy Njeri Kiuna & Another [2013] eKLR

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Republic V Kituki Mutisya [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 80 of 2004 Date Delivered: 06 Nov 2013

Judge: Lilian Nabwire Mutende

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: Republic v Kituki Mutisya

Citation: Republic V Kituki Mutisya [2013] eKLR

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Prof. Francis M. Njeruh V Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture & Technology[2013]eKLR

Case Number: Cause 1539 of 2013 Date Delivered: 06 Nov 2013

Judge: Mathews Nderi Nduma

Court: Employment and Labour Relations Court at Nairobi

Parties: Prof. Francis M. Njeruh v Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture & Technology

Citation: Prof. Francis M. Njeruh V Jomo Kenyatta University Of Agriculture & Technology[2013] eKLR

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Samuel Iteba Onsare V Travellers Beach Hotel [2013]eKLR

Case Number: Cause 1410 of 2010 Date Delivered: 06 Nov 2013

Judge: Mathews Nderi Nduma

Court: Employment and Labour Relations Court at Nairobi

Parties: Samuel Iteba Onsare v Travellers Beach Hotel

Citation: Samuel Iteba Onsare V Travellers Beach Hotel [2013] eKLR

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Osborne Ashiono Mutumira V Ethiopian Airlines (S.C) Limited [2013]eKLR

Case Number: Cause 648 of 2010 Date Delivered: 06 Nov 2013

Judge: Mathews Nderi Nduma

Court: Employment and Labour Relations Court at Nairobi

Parties: Osborne Ashiono Mutumira v Ethiopian Airlines (S.C) Limited

Citation: Osborne Ashiono Mutumira V Ethiopian Airlines (S.C) Limited [2013] eKLR

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Public Trustee V Mohamed Omar Mohamed & 10 Others [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 95 of 2006(Os) Date Delivered: 06 Nov 2013

Judge: Martin Muya

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: Public Trustee v Mohamed Omar Mohamed, Ahmed Omar Mohamed, Twahir Omar Mohamed, Abdalla Omar Mohamed, Muhidin Omar Mohamed, Said Omar Mohamed, Manthura Omar Mohamed, Umi Omar Mohamed, Teba Omar Mohamed, Hafswa Omar Mohamed & Khadija Omar Mohamed

Citation: Public Trustee V Mohamed Omar Mohamed & 10 Others [2013] eKLR

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George Kamau Ndungu & 3 Others V Republic [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Miscellaneus Criminal Application 255 of 2013 Date Delivered: 06 Nov 2013

Judge: Lydia Awino Achode

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: George Kamau Ndungu,Isaac Kamori Ndungu ,Gipson Munga Mburu & David Kitsaka Mafunga v Republic

Citation: George Kamau Ndungu & 3 Others V Republic [2013] eKLR

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Judicial Service Commission V Speaker Of The National Assembly & Another [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Petition 518 of 2013 Date Delivered: 06 Nov 2013

Judge: George Vincent Odunga

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Judicial Service Commission v Speaker of the National Assembly & Attorney General

Citation: Judicial Service Commission V Speaker Of The National Assembly & Another [2013] eKLR

Separation of powers & the High Court’s supervisory jurisdiction over departmental committees of the National Assembly

 

Judicial Service Commission v Speaker of the National Assembly & another

Petition No. 518 of 2013

High Court of Kenya at Nairobi

Constitutional & Human Rights Division

G V Odunga, J

November 6, 2013

Reported by Beryl A Ikamari

 

Brief facts

In its ruling, the court made determinations as concerned two applications. One application was made by Bryan Yongo seeking to be joined as an interested party to the proceedings and the second application was an application by the Judicial Service Commission seeking interim relief whose intended effect was to halt (stay) the carrying on of proceedings in the petition filed by Riungu Nicholas Mugambi before the Departmental Committee of Justice and Legal Affairs of the National Assembly.  In his petition, Riungu Nicholas Mugambi had sought the removal of six commissioners of the Judicial Service Commission.

With respect to the petition filed by Riungu Nicholas Mugambi, interim orders halting (staying) the proceedings had already been granted by the High Court but there had been non-compliance with those orders and such non-compliance prompted the Judicial Service Commission to file the second application.

On his part, Bryan Yongo sought to be joined as an interested party to the proceedings before the High Court. The basis of his application was that he had petitioned for the removal of Ahmednassir Abdullahi from serving as a commissioner in the Judicial Service Commission, pursuant to article 251(2) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. He stated that the High Court petition brought by the Judicial Service Commission as concerned Nicholas Riungu Mugambi’s petition was impacting on his own petition filed before the Judicial and Legal Affairs Committee of the National Assembly.

On October 30, 2013, the court made interim orders whose effect was to halt further proceedings by the Departmental Committee of Justice and Legal Affairs of the National Assembly, with respect to the petition filed by Riungu Nicholas Mugambi, seeking the removal of six commissioners of the Judicial Service Commission. The interim orders were to be in effect until the conclusion of the hearing of the High Court petition filed by the Judicial Service Commission, with a final decision of the court being made. The applicant, Bryan Yongo, contended that the orders issued with respect to the petition filed by Riungu Nicholas Mugambi, adversely affected his petition and he sought to be joined as an interested party to the petition filed in the High Court by the Judicial Service Commission.

 

Issues

  1. Circumstances in which a party could be joined as an interested party in a constitutional petition.
  2. Whether the High Court could exercise supervisory jurisdiction over the Departmental Committee of Justice and Legal Affairs of the National Assembly and grant reliefs restraining it from carrying on its proceedings, with respect to petitions filed under article 251(2) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.

 

Constitutional Law-access to justice-interested party-possession of a stake or legal interest in proceedings before court-circumstances in which a person would be allowed to join court proceedings as an interested party-Constitution of Kenya, 2010; articles 159(2)(b) & 258 and Constitution of Kenya (Protection of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms) Practice and Procedure Rules, 2013; rule 2.

Constitutional Law-separation of powers-supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court over departmental committees of the National Assembly-circumstances in which the High Court could exercise supervisory jurisdiction over departmental committees of the National Assembly and the nature of remedies it could issue, if any-Constitution of Kenya, 2010; articles 23(2), 165(3)(b), 165(3)(d) & 165(6).

Constitutional Law-national values and principles-rule of law-failure by a departmental committee of the National Assembly to comply with High Court orders-procedure to be followed where allegations of contempt of court were made-Constitution of Kenya 2010; article 10(2).

 

Held

  1. The Constitution of Kenya (Protection of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms) Practice and Procedure Rules, 2013, under rule 2, defined an interested party as a person or entity, who was not a party to proceedings and was not directly involved in litigation but had an identifiable stake or legal interest in the proceedings before court. Unlike an amicus curiae (friend of the court), an interested party had a stake or legal interest in the proceedings, and was not necessarily wholly indifferent to the outcome of the proceedings. An amicus curiae would be an expert on an issue which was subject to court proceedings and such an expert would participate in the proceedings in order to serve and benefit the court with their expertise.
  2. The position of an interested party was different from the position of a person acting pursuant to article 258 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. Under article 258, any person would have a right to institute court proceedings claiming that the Constitution had been contravened or that there was a threatened contravention of the Constitution. Such a person could be acting in their own interest, or on behalf of another person who was incapable of acting in their own name, or in the interest of a group or class of persons, or in the public interest, or could be an association, acting in the interest of one or more of its members.
  3. The Constitution would require the court not to lock out a person, who on a prima facie basis, demonstrated that he had an identifiable stake or legal interest in the proceedings before court. However, in determining whether to allow a person to join proceedings as an interested party, the court would take into account the constitutional requirement to the effect that justice should not be delayed, as provided for in article 159(2)(b) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010.
  4. The petition against which stay orders were issued was different from the petition of the applicant, Bryan Yongo and such stay orders, being inapplicable to the applicant, did not adversely affect the applicant’s petition. Therefore, the applicant, Bryan Yongo, had failed to demonstrate the existence of an identifiable stake or legal interest in the proceedings before court.
  5. When exercising quasi-judicial powers as opposed to legislative powers, a departmental committee of the National Assembly would be subject to the supervisory jurisdiction of the High Court. Pursuant to article 165(6) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, the High Court had supervisory jurisdiction over subordinate courts and any other person, body or authority exercising judicial or a quasi-judicial functions, but the High Court would not have supervisory jurisdiction over a superior court.
  6. A departmental committee of the National Assembly would not be a court or tribunal established under the Constitution and it could not purport to grant orders which the courts and tribunals set up under the Constitution were empowered to grant. Otherwise, the doctrine of separation of powers would be rendered illusory.
  7. The High Court had the power to inquire into the constitutionality of the actions of the Speaker and other officers of the National Assembly. (Njenga Mwangi & another v Truth Justice and Reconciliation Commission & 4 others, Petition No. 286 of 2013, High Court of Kenya at Nairobi.)
  8. Under article 165(3)(b) & 165(3)(d) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, the High Court had jurisdiction to determine whether a right or fundamental freedom in the Bill of Rights had been denied, violated, infringed or threatened, and it also had jurisdiction with regard to interpreting the Constitution, including determining the constitutionality of the performance of actions for which authority was granted by the Constitution.
  9. Article 23(3) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010, allowed the High Court to grant such reliefs as it deemed appropriate and those reliefs would include a conservatory order.
  10. It was submitted that the stay orders granted by the court on October 30, 2013 were disobeyed. In such a context, the proper procedure would be to commence contempt of court proceedings in which the court would determine whether contempt of court had been committed and the appropriate punishment to be prescribed, if any.
  11. The principle of the rule of law was among the national values and principles of governance recognized in article 10(2) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010. That principle required that however disagreeable or irregular an order might be to a given individual, there was no option to disobey the order, but there was an option to apply to have that order set aside.

Application for the joining of an interested party disallowed & conservatory orders issued to restrain the removal of six commissioners of the Judicial Service Commission from office.

Cases

East Africa

1.Baraza, Nancy Makokha v Judicial Service Commission & 9 others Petition No 23 of 2012–(Explained)

2.Kariuki & 2 others v Minister For Gender, Sports, Culture & Social Services & 2 Others [2004] 1 KLR 588

3.Keroche Industries Limited v Kenya Revenue Authority & 5 others [2007] KLR 240 –(Explained)

4.Matem, Mumo v Trusted Society of Human Rights Alliance & 5 others Civil Appeal No 290 of 2012 –(Explained)

5.Murungaru v Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission & another [2006] 1 KLR 77 –(Explained)

6.Njenga Mwangi & another v Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission & 4 others Nairobi High Court Petition No 286 of 2013 –(Explained)

7.Odinga, Raila and 2 others v Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and 3 others Petition No 5 of 2013 –(Explained)

South Africa

1.Minister of Health and Others v Treatment Action Campaign and Others [2002] 5 LRC 216 –(Explained)

India

1.SP Gupta v President of India & Others AIR [1982] SC 149 –(Mentioned)

Statutes

East Africa

1.Constitution of Kenya, 2010 articles 3(1); 10(1)(2); 23(3); 25; 47; 48; 125; 159(1); 172; 191; 251(2)(3); 165(3)(b)(6); 258 –(Interpreted)

2.Constitution of Kenya (Protection of Rights and Fundamental Freedoms) Practice and Procedure Rules, 2012 (Constitution of Kenya, 2010 Sub Leg) –(Interpreted)

3.National Assembly (Powers and Privileges) Act (cap 6) –(Interpreted)

Advocates

1.Ms Mutua H/B for Mr Muite & Mr Issa for the Petitioner

2.Mr Yongo for the Intended Interested Party

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Polly Nyambura Kahungu V Loise Nyambura Ngugi [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Succession Cause 384 of 1984 Date Delivered: 06 Nov 2013

Judge: Luka Kiprotich Kimaru

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Polly Nyambura Kahungu v Loise Nyambura Ngugi

Citation: Polly Nyambura Kahungu V Loise Nyambura Ngugi [2013] eKLR

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Republic V David Gatembo Mbeti [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 6 of 2011 Date Delivered: 06 Nov 2013

Judge: Roseline Lagat-Korir

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Republic v David Gatembo Mbeti

Citation: Republic V David Gatembo Mbeti [2013] eKLR

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Republic V Derrick Laini Mwasaru & 3 Others [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 23 of 2011 Date Delivered: 06 Nov 2013

Judge: Maureen Akinyi Odero

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: Republic v Derrick Laini Mwasaru, Michael Mwajuma Mwang'ogo, Grace Wughanga Nyambu & Mary Mbogho

Citation: Republic V Derrick Laini Mwasaru & 3 Others [2013] eKLR

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Archibald Wamburu Kahora V National Bank Of Kenya Ltd & Another [2013] eKLR

Case Number: Elc Case 541 of 2013 Date Delivered: 06 Nov 2013

Judge: Boaz Nathan Olao

Court: High Court at Kerugoya

Parties: Archibald Wamburu Kahora v National Bank of Kenya Ltd & Majaliwa Limited

Citation: Archibald Wamburu Kahora V National Bank Of Kenya Ltd & Another [2013] eKLR

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