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ABDI AHMED JAMA & 3 OTHERS V HALIMA HASSAN MOHAMMED & 4 OTHERS[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 14 of 2012 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Eric Kennedy Okumu Ogola

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: ABDI AHMED JAMA & 3 OTHERS V HALIMA HASSAN MOHAMMED & 4 OTHERS

Citation: ABDI AHMED JAMA & 3 OTHERS V HALIMA HASSAN MOHAMMED & 4 OTHERS[2012] eKLR

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JOSEPHINE NTHENYA MWANIA V KINGOO MUTUNYU & Another [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 148 of 2003 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: JOSEPHINE NTHENYA MWANIA v KINGOO MUTUNYU & another

Citation: JOSEPHINE NTHENYA MWANIA V KINGOO MUTUNYU & Another [2012] eKLR

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In Re Adoption Of Baby J.M. [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Adoption Cause 44 of 2010 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: In Re Adoption of Baby J.M.

Citation: In Re Adoption Of Baby J.M. [2012] eKLR

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AITHI MA AATHI MTITIO ANDEI RIVER RANCHING GROUP & 3 Others V SIMON TREVOR & 3 Others [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 80 of 2004 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: AITHI MA AATHI MTITIO ANDEI RIVER RANCHING GROUP & 3 others v SIMONTREVOR & 3 others

Citation: AITHI MA AATHI MTITIO ANDEI RIVER RANCHING GROUP & 3 Others V SIMON TREVOR & 3 Others [2012] eKLR

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Z.Y.S.A V Y.S.A[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Divorce Cause 2 of 2010 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Edward Muthoga Muriithi

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: Z.Y.S.A V Y.S.A

Citation: Z.Y.S.A V Y.S.A[2012] eKLR

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JAMES NG’ANG’A MUGO V REPUBLIC[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Miscellaneous Criminal Application 237 of 2012 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Lydia Awino Achode

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: JAMES NG’ANG’A MUGO V REPUBLIC[2012]eKLR

Citation: JAMES NG’ANG’A MUGO V REPUBLIC[2012] eKLR

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NGIKI MUTETI & ANOTHER V BONIFACE MAWEU KALELI[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Miscellaneous Succession Cause 340 of 2001 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: NGIKI MUTETI & ANOTHER V BONIFACE MAWEU KALELI

Citation: NGIKI MUTETI & ANOTHER V BONIFACE MAWEU KALELI[2012] eKLR

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DICKSON MUKWE LUKEINE (PETITIONING ON HIS OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF THE RESIDENTS OF OLDERKESI ADJUDICATION SECTION) V ATTORNEY GENERAL & 4 Others [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Petition 390 of 2012 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: DICKSON MUKWE LUKEINE(PETITIONING ON HIS OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OFTHE RESIDENTS OF OLDERKESI ADJUDICATION SECTION) v ATTORNEY GENERAL &4 others

Citation: DICKSON MUKWE LUKEINE (PETITIONING ON HIS OWN BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF THE RESIDENTS OF OLDERKESI ADJUDICATION SECTION) V ATTORNEY GENERAL & 4 Others [2012] eKLR

Issue of conservatory orders where there exists a statutory process governing a particular matter

Reported by Njeri Githang’a

 

Constitutional Law – conservatory orders-nature of conservatory orders under Article 23 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010- where conservatory orders were to be issued as a special remedy which is not subject to the strictures imposed by the statute or other law -where there is a statute governing the subject matter the court could take into account statutory provisions in framing an appropriate remedy to enforce the right or fundamental freedom violated-application for conservatory orders on allegations of irregularities and fraud in preparation of adjudication register in Olderkesi adjudication section-court’s power where there exists statutory processes governing particular matter-where mode of dispute resolution established in statute-whether interim injunctive orders could issue stopping the adjudication process -Constitution of Kenya 2010, Articles 22, 23, 27, 40, 159(2)(c)Land Adjudication Act (Cap 284), Sections 5, 12, 20, 26, 26A, 27, 28 and 29 30.

Issues:

  1. Whether interim injunctive orders can be issued stopping Land adjudication process where there exist statutory processes governing particular matter and where mode of dispute resolution is established in statute

Held:

  1. Conservatory orders under Article 23 of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010 is a special remedy which is not subject to the strictures imposed by the statute or other law but where there is a statute governing the subject matter the court may take into account statutory provisions in framing an appropriate remedy to enforce the right or fundamental freedom violated.
  2. The court was obliged to balance the rights of the parties and the public. Property rights were protected by the Constitution but were realised through the property statutes that govern relationships between individual citizens and individuals and the State. The Land Adjudication Act (the Act) was one such statute that was enacted to identify, ascertain and record the rights and interests of persons in trust land with a view to registration.
  3. The adjudication process was still on-going and the adjudication register was yet to be completed. Sections 26, 26A, 27, 28 and 29 provided for a system of objections and appeals which the petitioners and the residents of Olderkesi adjudication section could invoke to raise all their grievances.
  4. Alternative dispute resolution processes were complementary to the judicial process and by virtue of Article 159(2) (c) of the Constitution of Kenya, 2010; the Court was obligated to promote these modes of alternative dispute resolution. In the same vein, it was not inconsistent with Articles 22 and 23 to insist that statutory processes be followed particularly where such processes were for the specific purpose of realising and promoting and protecting certain rights and including property rights.
  5. The petitioners’ allegations though serious in nature were vague and a conservatory order would not assist the process of adjudication at that stage. The grant of such an order would halt the entire process and engage the court in a task best suited to be carried out by officers on the ground.

Conservatory orders denied, notice of motion dismissed with no order as to costs.

 

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REPUBLIC V THE CHIEF LAND REGISTRAR & Another Exparte JAMES NJOROGE NJUGUNA [2012] eKLR

Case Number: Judicial Review 67 of 2007 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: REPUBLIC v THE CHIEF LAND REGISTRAR & another Exparte JAMES NJOROGENJUGUNA

Citation: REPUBLIC V THE CHIEF LAND REGISTRAR & Another Exparte JAMES NJOROGE NJUGUNA [2012] eKLR

Court’s Inherent Jurisdiction in Setting Aside Judgment or Orders Wrongly Entered

Reported by Nelson K. Tunoi

 

Judicial Review – setting aside of prerogative orders–orders obtained in breach of rules of natural justice-where orders issued affect non-parties to a suit-failure to serve all affected/interested parties-whether orders obtained could be set aside ex debito justitiae (as a matter of right)-exercise of court’s inherent jurisdiction-powers of court to set aside orders wrongly entered-Law Reform Act section 8(3) and (5); Civil Procedure Rules, Order53 rule 2

Issues:

  1. Whether the High Court had jurisdiction to set aside prerogative orders obtained in breach of rules of natural justice.

Held:

  1. A court exercising judicial review jurisdiction has inherent jurisdiction to set aside a judgment wrongly entered. Section 8 (3) and (5) of the Law Reform Act does not specifically exclude the inherent power of the court to do justice and prevent an abuse of its process.
  2. Order 53 rule 2 of the Civil Procedure Rules which gives practical effect to prerogative orders requires that all persons directly affected must be served with the motion. If service is not effected the court must act accordingly.
  3. The rules of natural justice are so well entrenched in our jurisprudence and cannot be ignored. Therefore, orders obtained in breach of these rules of natural justice cannot survive judicial scrutiny.
  4. Where a duty is cast upon a party to serve another party or parties directly affected, that duty is not discharged merely on the ground that the parties would have received information about the suit from another party.

Applications to set aside orders allowed with costs to the applicants.

 

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ALVIN KAMANDE NJENGA V REPUBLIC[2012]eKLR

Case Number: Miscellaneous Criminal Application 422 of 2012 Date Delivered: 28 Sep 2012

Judge: Lydia Awino Achode

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: ALVIN KAMANDE NJENGA V REPUBLIC

Citation: ALVIN KAMANDE NJENGA V REPUBLIC[2012] eKLR

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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: Industrial 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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