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State V Samson Kegoka Nyamohanga [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 20 of 2014 Date Delivered: 20 Jul 2015

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Migori

Parties: State v Samson Kegoka Nyamohanga

Citation: State V Samson Kegoka Nyamohanga [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Noah Imonje Misango [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 44 of 2014 Date Delivered: 17 Jul 2015

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Migori

Parties: Republic v Noah Imonje Misango

Citation: Republic V Noah Imonje Misango [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Edwin Mwangi Ndung’u [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 22 of 2014 Date Delivered: 17 Jul 2015

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Murang'a

Parties: Republic v Edwin Mwangi Ndung’u

Citation: Republic V Edwin Mwangi Ndung’u [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Ephantus Karanja Wangari [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 16 of 2015 Date Delivered: 17 Jul 2015

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Murang'a

Parties: Republic v Ephantus Karanja Wangari

Citation: Republic V Ephantus Karanja Wangari [2015] eKLR

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Roba Galma Wario V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 159 of 2014 Date Delivered: 17 Jul 2015

Judge: Erastus Mwaniki Githinji, Paul Kihara Kariuki, Jamila Mohammed

Court: Court of Appeal at Nairobi

Parties: Roba Galma Wario v Republic

Citation: Roba Galma Wario V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Michael Otieno Alias Jayalo V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 82 of 2014 Date Delivered: 17 Jul 2015

Judge: Milton Stephen Asike Makhandia, William Ouko, Kathurima M'inoti

Court: Court of Appeal at Malindi

Parties: Michael Otieno Alias Jayalo v Republic

Citation: Michael Otieno Alias Jayalo V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Paul Odhiambo Asanya V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 95 of 2014 Date Delivered: 17 Jul 2015

Judge: Erastus Mwaniki Githinji, Festus Azangalala, Jamila Mohammed

Court: Court of Appeal at Nairobi

Parties: Paul Odhiambo Asanya v Republic

Citation: Paul Odhiambo Asanya V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Joseph Runana Ndungu Alias Muruko [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 27 of 2011 Date Delivered: 17 Jul 2015

Judge: Maureen Akinyi Odero

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Republic v Joseph Runana Ndungu alias Muruko

Citation: Republic V Joseph Runana Ndungu Alias Muruko [2015] eKLR

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Waithaka Mwangi V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 25 of 2015 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: Christine Wanjiku Meoli

Court: High Court at Naivasha

Parties: Waithaka Mwangi v Republic

Citation: Waithaka Mwangi V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Paul Wainaina Kingara V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 6 of 2014 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: Christine Wanjiku Meoli

Court: High Court at Naivasha

Parties: Paul Wainaina Kingara v Republic

Citation: Paul Wainaina Kingara V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Republic V V O N [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 94 of 2014 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Homabay

Parties: Republic v V O N

Citation: Republic V V O N [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Tobias Opiyo Obwolla & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 76 of 2014 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Migori

Parties: Republic v Tobias Opiyo Obwolla & Julius Ouma Obwolla

Citation: Republic V Tobias Opiyo Obwolla & Another [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Nancy Waithera Macharia [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 103 of 2012 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: Stella Ngali Mutuku

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Republic v Nancy Waithera Macharia

Citation: Republic V Nancy Waithera Macharia [2015] eKLR

Court has no Role to Play in Recommending an Accused for Presidential Pardon

Republic vs Nancy Waithera Macharia

Criminal Case No 103 of 2012

High Court of Kenya at Nairobi

SN Mutuku J

July 16, 2015

Reported by Kipkemoi Sang

Brief facts

The accused was found guilty and convicted for murder pursuant to section 204 of the Penal Code. On mitigation the defence told the Court that the accused was remorseful for the offence; that she was a mother of one child who solely depended on her; that the accused had used the time in custody to meditate and reflect on the incident and concluded that the offence ought not to have happened; that she did not defend herself because she was overwhelmed by the offence and that she had made efforts to reach out to the family of the deceased to seek forgiveness and reconciliation. The Court was told that the accused that the accused had registered for pastoral training at Langata Women’s Prison and urged the Court to recommend the accused for Presidential pardon.

Issues

  1. Whether the Court had any role in recommending an accused for presidential pardon

Constitutional Law- presidential pardon-procedure for seeking presidential pardon-role of court in seeking presidential pardon-whether the Courthad any role in recommending an accused person for presidential pardon- Constitution of Kenya, 2010, article 133 (1)&(2); Power of mercy Act No. 20 of 2011, section 5

Constitution of Kenya, 2010

Article 133

  1. On the petition of any person, the President may exercise a power of mercy in accordance with the advice of the Advisory Committee established under clause (2), by:
  1. granting a free or conditional pardon to a person convicted of an offence;
  2. postponing the carrying out of a punishment, either for a specified or indefinite period;
  3. substituting a less severe form of punishment; or
  4. remitting all or part of a punishment.

Power of Mercy Act (No. 20 of 2011)

Section 5-Composition of the Committee

  1. The Committee established pursuant to Article 133(2) of the Constitution shall be an unincorporated body consisting of—
    1. the members appointed under Article 133(2)(a) and (b) of the Constitution; and
    2. seven other members appointed in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
  2. The Attorney-General shall be the chairperson of the Committee.
  3. The members under section 5(1)(b) shall serve on a part-time basis.

Penal Code (cap 63)

Section 204-Punishment of murder

 

Any person convicted of murder shall be sentenced to death.

 

Held

  1. The penalty for murder was provided for under section 204 of the Penal Code which was to the effect that any person convicted of murder would be sentenced to death. The section was couched in mandatory terms and did not leave room for exercise of the court’s discretion.
  2. Article 133 (1) of the Constitution provided the procedure to be followed by anyone seeking presidential pardon. It required that the president may exercise power of mercy in accordance with the advice of the Advisory Committee established under article 133(2). By  firstly, granting a free or conditional pardon to the a person convicted of an offence;  secondly, postponing the carrying out of a punishment, either for a specified or indefinite period; thirdly, substituting a less severe form of punishment; or  remitting all or part of a punishment. In the existence of a clear procedure, anyone seeking presidential pardon ought not to ask the Court to play a recommending role to the situation of an accused seeking presidential pardon. The Courts had no such role.
  3. The accused was at liberty to petition for presidential pardon in accordance with the Constitution and section 5 of Power of Mercy Act (No. 20 of 2011). Once the Court had sentenced the accused as provided under the law it became functus officio. Therefore, the accused was subject section 204 of the penal code which sanctioned the charge of murder and as such the accused should suffer death as per the prescribed law.

Accused sentenced to death

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Sheikh Elema V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 26 of 2015 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: George Matatia Abaleka Dulu

Court: High Court at Garissa

Parties: Sheikh Elema v Republic

Citation: Sheikh Elema V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Jesse Maina Nduta V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 265 of 2013 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Murang'a

Parties: Jesse Maina Nduta v Republic

Citation: Jesse Maina Nduta V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Richard Kiptum Sawe V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 65 of 2014 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: George Kanyi Kimondo

Court: High Court at Eldoret

Parties: Richard Kiptum Sawe v Republic

Citation: Richard Kiptum Sawe V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Vincent Kibor Seurei V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 76 of 2014 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: George Kanyi Kimondo

Court: High Court at Eldoret

Parties: Vincent Kibor Seurei v Republic

Citation: Vincent Kibor Seurei V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Republic V James Sioyi Kipkania & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 5 of 2014 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: Hatari Peter George Waweru

Court: High Court at Murang'a

Parties: Republic v James Sioyi Kipkania & Geoffrey Makana Nyakundi

Citation: Republic V James Sioyi Kipkania & Another [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Caroline Wambui Thairu & 2 Others [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 2 of 2011 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: Jessie Wanjiku Lessit

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Republic v Caroline Wambui Thairu,Eliud Njiraini Wambui & Jacinta Wairimu Ruth

Citation: Republic V Caroline Wambui Thairu & 2 Others [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Doris Mwendwa [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 43 of 2011 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: Stella Ngali Mutuku

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Republic v Doris Mwendwa

Citation: Republic V Doris Mwendwa [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Abdinego Odera Tiema [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 31 of 2011 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: Mrima Antony Charo

Court: High Court at Kakamega

Parties: Republic v Abdinego Odera Tiema

Citation: Republic V Abdinego Odera Tiema [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Joseph Wambugu Mwangi [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 99 of 2012 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: Jessie Wanjiku Lessit

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Republic v Joseph Wambugu Mwangi

Citation: Republic V Joseph Wambugu Mwangi [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Jacob Musee Ingosi [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 51 of 2009 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: Mrima Antony Charo

Court: High Court at Kakamega

Parties: Republic v Jacob Musee Ingosi

Citation: Republic V Jacob Musee Ingosi [2015] eKLR

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Kennedy D’zousa V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 75 of 2011 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: Mrima Antony Charo

Court: High Court at Kakamega

Parties: Kennedy D’zousa v Republic

Citation: Kennedy D’zousa V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Godfrey Muyale [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 32 of 2011 Date Delivered: 16 Jul 2015

Judge: Mrima Antony Charo

Court: High Court at Kakamega

Parties: Republic v Godfrey Muyale

Citation: Republic V Godfrey Muyale [2015] eKLR

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State V Jafeth Wasonga Olunga [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 64 of 2014 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Migori

Parties: State v Jafeth Wasonga Olunga

Citation: State V Jafeth Wasonga Olunga [2015] eKLR

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State V Lameck Ouma Orina Alias Baseman [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 34 of 2014 (Formerly Kisii Hccr 107 of 2012) Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Migori

Parties: State v Lameck Ouma Orina alias Baseman

Citation: State V Lameck Ouma Orina Alias Baseman [2015] eKLR

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Abiud Muchiri Alex & Another V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 2 of 2014 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Philip Nyamu Waki, Roselyn Naliaka Nambuye, Patrick Omwenga Kiage

Court: Court of Appeal at Nyeri

Parties: Abiud Muchiri Alex & David Kariuki Thambara v Republic

Citation: Abiud Muchiri Alex & Another V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Simon Githaka Malombe V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 314 of 2010 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Philip Nyamu Waki, Roselyn Naliaka Nambuye, Patrick Omwenga Kiage

Court: Court of Appeal at Nyeri

Parties: Simon Githaka Malombe v Republic

Citation: Simon Githaka Malombe V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Peter Mugendi Mwaniki V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 348 of 2012 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Philip Nyamu Waki, Roselyn Naliaka Nambuye, Patrick Omwenga Kiage

Court: Court of Appeal at Nyeri

Parties: Peter Mugendi Mwaniki v Republic

Citation: Peter Mugendi Mwaniki V Republic [2015] eKLR

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John Kabiro Kimonjo V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 27 of 2014 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Philip Nyamu Waki, Roselyn Naliaka Nambuye, Patrick Omwenga Kiage

Court: Court of Appeal at Nyeri

Parties: John Kabiro Kimonjo v Republic

Citation: John Kabiro Kimonjo V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Chukwudi Offure Chukwo Lavinus V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 227 of 2013 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Grace Wangui Ngenye

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Chukwudi Offure Chukwo Lavinus v Republic

Citation: Chukwudi Offure Chukwo Lavinus V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Peter Ngugi Mwaura [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 76 of 2011 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Lilian Nabwire Mutende

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: Republic v Peter Ngugi Mwaura

Citation: Republic V Peter Ngugi Mwaura [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Richard Wangila Barasa [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 35 of 2011 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Joseph Raphael Karanja

Court: High Court at Kitale

Parties: Republic v Richard Wangila Barasa

Citation: Republic V Richard Wangila Barasa [2015] eKLR

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State V Kennedy Ochieng Omollo [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 51 of 2014 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Migori

Parties: State v Kennedy Ochieng Omollo

Citation: State V Kennedy Ochieng Omollo [2015] eKLR

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Republic V William Obondo Ochola [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Murder 19 of 2008 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Hilary Kiplagat Chemitei

Court: High Court at Kisumu

Parties: Republic v William Obondo Ochola

Citation: Republic V William Obondo Ochola [2015] eKLR

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Antony Muga Ayatta V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 79 of 2014 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Janet Nzilani Mulwa

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Antony Muga Ayatta v Republic

Citation: Antony Muga Ayatta V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Republic V James Kahiga Karuri [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 76 of 2012 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Stella Ngali Mutuku

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Republic v James Kahiga Karuri

Citation: Republic V James Kahiga Karuri [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Gladys Kinya Mbono [2015] eKLR

Case Number: HCCR 69 of 2014 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Roseline Pauline Vunoro Wendoh

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: Republic v Gladys Kinya Mbono

Citation: Republic V Gladys Kinya Mbono [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Idris Jarso Dida [2015] eKLR

Case Number: HC CR 89 of 2013 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Roseline Pauline Vunoro Wendoh

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: Republic v Idris Jarso Dida

Citation: Republic V Idris Jarso Dida [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Charles Kamau Njuguna & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 50 of 2011 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Hedwig Imbosa Ong'udi

Court: High Court at Kericho

Parties: Republic v Charles Kamau Njuguna & Salome Wanjiku Kamau

Citation: Republic V Charles Kamau Njuguna & Another [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Rashid Juma & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 49 of 2014 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Martin Muya

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: Republic v Rashid Juma & Mwinyi Hamisi Masudi

Citation: Republic V Rashid Juma & Another [2015] eKLR

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Republic V James Jamleck Owuya [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 22 of 2012 Date Delivered: 15 Jul 2015

Judge: Mrima Antony Charo

Court: High Court at Kakamega

Parties: Republic v James Jamleck Owuya

Citation: Republic V James Jamleck Owuya [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Michael Oyugi Nganya [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 13 of 2014 Date Delivered: 14 Jul 2015

Judge: David Shikomera Majanja

Court: High Court at Migori

Parties: Republic v Michael Oyugi Nganya

Citation: Republic V Michael Oyugi Nganya [2015] eKLR

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Mutuku Kimweli V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 45 of 2014 Date Delivered: 14 Jul 2015

Judge: George Matatia Abaleka Dulu

Court: High Court at Garissa

Parties: Mutuku Kimweli v Republic

Citation: Mutuku Kimweli V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Katuku Kwarya V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 29 of 2014 Date Delivered: 14 Jul 2015

Judge: George Matatia Abaleka Dulu

Court: High Court at Garissa

Parties: Katuku Kwarya v Republic

Citation: Katuku Kwarya V Republic [2015] eKLR

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John Mbiku Ngutu V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Appeal 75 of 2014 Date Delivered: 14 Jul 2015

Judge: George Matatia Abaleka Dulu

Court: High Court at Garissa

Parties: John Mbiku Ngutu v Republic

Citation: John Mbiku Ngutu V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Reuben Ochango Kafuna V Republic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 51 of 2002 Date Delivered: 14 Jul 2015

Judge: George Kanyi Kimondo

Court: High Court at Eldoret

Parties: Reuben Ochango Kafuna v Republic

Citation: Reuben Ochango Kafuna V Republic [2015] eKLR

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Boniface Mutuku Mutisya VRepublic [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 74 of 2012 Date Delivered: 14 Jul 2015

Judge: Weldon Kipyegon Korir

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Boniface Mutuku Mutisya v Republic

Citation: Boniface Mutuku Mutisya VRepublic [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Moses Wanjala Ngaira [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Criminal Case 9 of 2011 Date Delivered: 14 Jul 2015

Judge: George Kanyi Kimondo

Court: High Court at Eldoret

Parties: Republic v Moses Wanjala Ngaira

Citation: Republic V Moses Wanjala Ngaira [2015] eKLR

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