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Bedrock Holdings Limited V Maseno University & 2 Others [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 25 of 2014 Date Delivered: 29 Oct 2015

Judge: Esther Nyambura Maina

Court: High Court at Kisumu

Parties: Bedrock Holdings Limited v Maseno University, Riley Falcon Security Services Limited & Public Procurement Oversight Authority

Citation: Bedrock Holdings Limited V Maseno University & 2 Others [2015] eKLR

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Joseph Muruka V National Bank Of Kenya Limited [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 94 of 2015 Date Delivered: 29 Oct 2015

Judge: Janet Nzilani Mulwa

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Joseph Muruka v National Bank of Kenya Limited

Citation: Joseph Muruka V National Bank Of Kenya Limited [2015] eKLR

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Rift Valley Agricultural Contractors Limited V Kenya Wildlife Services [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 256 of 2002 Date Delivered: 29 Oct 2015

Judge: Janet Nzilani Mulwa

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: Rift Valley Agricultural Contractors Limited v Kenya Wildlife Services

Citation: Rift Valley Agricultural Contractors Limited V Kenya Wildlife Services [2015] eKLR

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Mathews Mabusi V William Situma & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 58 of 2015 Date Delivered: 28 Oct 2015

Judge: Stephen Mururgu Githinji

Court: High Court at Kitale

Parties: Mathews Mabusi v William Situma & Edna Situma

Citation: Mathews Mabusi V William Situma & Another [2015] eKLR

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John Nyota Muchunu V John Kagucia & Co Advocates [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 101 of 2013(O.S) Date Delivered: 28 Oct 2015

Judge: Janet Nzilani Mulwa

Court: High Court at Nakuru

Parties: John Nyota Muchunu v John Kagucia & Co Advocates

Citation: John Nyota Muchunu V John Kagucia & Co Advocates [2015] eKLR

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Jerios Wanjiku Maina (suing As An Administrator On Behalf Of The Estate Of Edith Wamuyu Maina) V Mwaura Reuben [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 8 of 2013 Date Delivered: 28 Oct 2015

Judge: Roselyne Ekirapa Aburili

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Jerios Wanjiku Maina (suing as an administrator on behalf of the estate of Edith Wamuyu Maina) v Mwaura Reuben

Citation: Jerios Wanjiku Maina (suing As An Administrator On Behalf Of The Estate Of Edith Wamuyu Maina) V Mwaura Reuben [2015] eKLR

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Joseph Munyao Mutisya V Housing Finance Company Of Kenya Limited & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 515 of 2015 Date Delivered: 28 Oct 2015

Judge: Olga Akech Sewe

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Joseph Munyao Mutisya v Housing Finance Company of Kenya Limited & Benjamin Kisoi Sila t/a Legacy Auctioneering Services

Citation: Joseph Munyao Mutisya V Housing Finance Company Of Kenya Limited & Another [2015] eKLR

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Commercial Bank Of Afria Limited V Payless Car Hire & Tours & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 17 of 2012 Date Delivered: 28 Oct 2015

Judge: Olga Akech Sewe

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

Parties: Commercial Bank of Afria Limited v Payless Car Hire & Tours & Jai Surykant Radia

Citation: Commercial Bank Of Afria Limited V Payless Car Hire & Tours & Another [2015] eKLR

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Intra Africa Assurance Company Limited V Kenneth Kirika Watene [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 620 of 2014 Date Delivered: 27 Oct 2015

Judge: Olga Akech Sewe

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Intra Africa Assurance Company Limited v Kenneth Kirika Watene

Citation: Intra Africa Assurance Company Limited V Kenneth Kirika Watene [2015] eKLR

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Yusuf Kifuma Chanzu V Equity Bank Of Kenya Limited & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case No. 762 of 2009 Date Delivered: 27 Oct 2015

Judge: Eric Kennedy Okumu Ogola

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

Parties: Yusuf Kifuma Chanzu v Equity Bank Of Kenya Limited & Capital Construction Limited

Citation: Yusuf Kifuma Chanzu V Equity Bank Of Kenya Limited & Another [2015] eKLR

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Olive Farm Limited V Family Bank Limited [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 215 of 2015 Date Delivered: 27 Oct 2015

Judge: Mutungi Charles Kariuki

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

Parties: Olive Farm Limited v Family Bank Limited

Citation: Olive Farm Limited V Family Bank Limited [2015] eKLR

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Josphat Libaja Muhani V Royal Media Services Limited, News Anchor, Mulembe FM & Editor-In-Chief, Mulembe FM [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 24 of 2013 Date Delivered: 27 Oct 2015

Judge: Margaret Njoki Mwangi

Court: High Court at Kakamega

Parties: Josphat Libaja Muhani v Royal Media Services Limited, News Anchor, Mulembe FM & Editor-In-Chief, Mulembe FM

Citation: Josphat Libaja Muhani V Royal Media Services Limited, News Anchor, Mulembe FM & Editor-In-Chief, Mulembe FM [2015] eKLR

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Hellen Kiramana V Pcea Kikuyu Hospital [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 254 of 2013 Date Delivered: 27 Oct 2015

Judge: Roselyne Ekirapa Aburili

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Hellen Kiramana v Pcea Kikuyu Hospital

Citation: Hellen Kiramana V Pcea Kikuyu Hospital [2015] eKLR

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J.G. Builders V Plan International [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 109 of 1998 Date Delivered: 26 Oct 2015

Judge: Florence Nyaguthii Muchemi

Court: High Court at Embu

Parties: J.G. Builders v Plan International

Citation: J.G. Builders V Plan International [2015] eKLR

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Justus Thiora Kiugu & 4 Others V Joyce Nkatha Kiugu [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 81 of 2015 (OS) Date Delivered: 26 Oct 2015

Judge: Peter Muchoki Njoroge

Court: Environment and Land Court at Meru

Parties: Justus Thiora Kiugu, David Kubania Kiugu, Julius Kathurima Kiugu, Ayub Mwiti Kiugu & Edward Maitethia Kiugu v Joyce Nkatha Kiugu

Citation: Justus Thiora Kiugu & 4 Others V Joyce Nkatha Kiugu [2015] eKLR

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Salesio Njiru Njeru V Njiru Mbogo[2016] eKLR

Case Number: Hccc. 118 of 2010 Date Delivered: 26 Oct 2015

Judge: Bwonwong'a Justus Momanyi

Court: High Court at Embu

Parties: Salesio Njiru Njeru v Njiru Mbogo

Citation: Salesio Njiru Njeru V Njiru Mbogo[2016] eKLR

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Law Society Of Kenya V Faith Waigwa & 8 Others [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 196 of 2015 Date Delivered: 26 Oct 2015

Judge: Joseph Kiplagat Sergon

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Law Society of Kenya v Faith Waigwa,Wambugu Gitonga, Alex Gatundu, Kimani Waweru, Jacqueline Manani, Edwin Sifuna, Aluso Ingati, Kinyanjui Theuri & Charles Kanjama

Citation: Law Society Of Kenya V Faith Waigwa & 8 Others [2015] eKLR

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Silvester Njuki Njiru V Josephat Wachira Luka [2015] eKLR

Case Number: HCCC 157 of 2015 Date Delivered: 26 Oct 2015

Judge: Bwonwong'a Justus Momanyi

Court: High Court at Embu

Parties: Silvester Njuki Njiru v Josephat Wachira Luka

Citation: Silvester Njuki Njiru V Josephat Wachira Luka [2015] eKLR

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Swalehe Mohamed Mwakuriwa V Samuel Njoroge Waruhiu & 3 Others [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 139 of 2004 Date Delivered: 26 Oct 2015

Judge: Anne Omollo

Court: High Court at Mombasa

Parties: Swalehe Mohamed Mwakuriwa v Samuel Njoroge Waruhiu & 3 others

Citation: Swalehe Mohamed Mwakuriwa V Samuel Njoroge Waruhiu & 3 Others [2015] eKLR

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Soft White Beach Limited V Joseph Kashuru Mumbo & 4 Others [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 30 of 2011 Date Delivered: 23 Oct 2015

Judge: Oscar Angote

Court: Environment and Land Court at Malindi

Parties: Soft White Beach Limited v Joseph Kashuru Mumbo, Masumbuko Yerry Kombe, Attorney General, Chief Land Registrar & District Land Registrar

Citation: Soft White Beach Limited V Joseph Kashuru Mumbo & 4 Others [2015] eKLR

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Velos Enterprises Limited V Paragon Electronics Limited [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 285 of 2010 Date Delivered: 23 Oct 2015

Judge: Eric Kennedy Okumu Ogola

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

Parties: Velos Enterprises Limited v Paragon Electronics Limited

Citation: Velos Enterprises Limited V Paragon Electronics Limited [2015] eKLR

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Macmillan Kenya (Publishers) Ltd V Mount Kenya Sundries Ltd [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 2503 of 1995 Date Delivered: 23 Oct 2015

Judge: Roselyne Ekirapa Aburili

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Macmillan Kenya (Publishers) Ltd v Mount Kenya Sundries Ltd

Citation: Macmillan Kenya (Publishers) Ltd V Mount Kenya Sundries Ltd [2015] eKLR

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Gatts (K) Limited V Peter Awando Godial & 3 Others [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 207 of 2014 Date Delivered: 23 Oct 2015

Judge: Joseph Kiplagat Sergon

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Gatts (K) Limited v Peter Awando Godial, Roselinda Amolo Awando, Tom John Awando & George Gitonga Muchiri t/a Fantasy Auctioneers

Citation: Gatts (K) Limited V Peter Awando Godial & 3 Others [2015] eKLR

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R W K V A M A [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 50 of 2012 Date Delivered: 23 Oct 2015

Judge: HON. A.I. HUSSEIN

Court: Kadhis Court at Nairobi (Milimani Commercial Court)

Parties: R W K v A M A

Citation: R W K V A M A [2015] eKLR

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Engineer E.M Kithimba T/A Kithimba Associates Consulting Eng V Attorney General & Another [2016] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 401 of 2008 Date Delivered: 23 Oct 2015

Judge: Mutungi Charles Kariuki

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

Parties: Engineer E.M Kithimba T/A Kithimba Associates Consulting Eng v Attorney General & Coast Development Authority

Citation: Engineer E.M Kithimba T/A Kithimba Associates Consulting Eng V Attorney General & Another [2016] eKLR

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Dorcas Florence Kombo V Royal Media Services [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 85 of 2011 Date Delivered: 23 Oct 2015

Judge: Joseph Kiplagat Sergon

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Dorcas Florence Kombo v Royal Media Services

Citation: Dorcas Florence Kombo V Royal Media Services [2015] eKLR

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Orthodox Towers Management Company Limited & Another V Prime Bank (Kenya) Limited & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 502 of 2015 Date Delivered: 23 Oct 2015

Judge: Mutungi Charles Kariuki

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

Parties: Orthodox Towers Management Company Limited & Orthodox Archbishopric of Kenya, Irinoupolis v Prime Bank (Kenya) Limited & African Orthodox Church of Kenya Registrered Trustee

Citation: Orthodox Towers Management Company Limited & Another V Prime Bank (Kenya) Limited & Another [2015] eKLR

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E C W V S M M [2015] eKLR

Case Number: HCCC 66 of 2005 Date Delivered: 23 Oct 2015

Judge: Oscar Angote

Court: Environment and Land Court at Malindi

Parties: E C W v S M M

Citation: E C W V S M M [2015] eKLR

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Association Of Kenya Medical Laboratory Scientific Oficers & 3 Others V Cabinet Secretary, Ministry Of Health & 2 Others [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 119 of 2015 Date Delivered: 23 Oct 2015

Judge: Joseph Kiplagat Sergon

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Association of Kenya Medical Laboratory Scientific Oficers, Moses C. O. Lorre, Daniel Sanga & Raphael Gikera v Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health, Abel O. Onyango & Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians & Technologists Board

Citation: Association Of Kenya Medical Laboratory Scientific Oficers & 3 Others V Cabinet Secretary, Ministry Of Health & 2 Others [2015] eKLR

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Sabina Nyakenya Mwanga V Patrick Kigoro & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 9 of 2012 Date Delivered: 22 Oct 2015

Judge: Florence Nyaguthii Muchemi

Court: High Court at Embu

Parties: Sabina Nyakenya Mwanga v Patrick Kigoro & Telcom (Kenya) Limited

Citation: Sabina Nyakenya Mwanga V Patrick Kigoro & Another [2015] eKLR

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Municipal Council Of Meru V M’ikiao M’iringo & 3 Others [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 93 of 2012 Date Delivered: 22 Oct 2015

Judge: Peter Muchoki Njoroge

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: Municipal Council of Meru v M’ikiao M’iringo,Nathaniel Kithinji,Meru Central Land Registrar & Attorney General

Citation: Municipal Council Of Meru V M’ikiao M’iringo & 3 Others [2015] eKLR

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Roba Doti Guyo V Jiang Zhongemei Engineering Company [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 11 of 2014 Date Delivered: 22 Oct 2015

Judge: James Aaron Makau

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: Roba Doti Guyo v Jiang Zhongemei Engineering Company

Citation: Roba Doti Guyo V Jiang Zhongemei Engineering Company [2015] eKLR

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S T M V R M D [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 202 of 2015 Date Delivered: 22 Oct 2015

Judge: Abdulhalim H. Athman

Court: Kadhis Court at Mombasa

Parties: S T M v R M D

Citation: S T M V R M D [2015] eKLR

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Martin Mwangi Nyutho V Alkasons Transporters Limited & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 296 of 2010 Date Delivered: 22 Oct 2015

Judge: Amraphael Mbogholi-Msagha

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Martin Mwangi Nyutho v Alkasons Transporters Limited & Njehia Samuel

Citation: Martin Mwangi Nyutho V Alkasons Transporters Limited & Another [2015] eKLR

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Madalina Wambui Marete(Suing As Administratix Of The Estate Of Cosmas Marete(Deceased) & Another V Julius Kigutu [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 30 of 2012 Date Delivered: 22 Oct 2015

Judge: Peter Muchoki Njoroge

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: Madalina Wambui Marete(Suing as Administratix of the Estate of Cosmas Marete(Deceased) & Joseph Mugijia v Julius Kigutu

Citation: Madalina Wambui Marete(Suing As Administratix Of The Estate Of Cosmas Marete(Deceased) & Another V Julius Kigutu [2015] eKLR

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Spiral Safari Limited V County Government Of Makueni [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 31 of 2015 Date Delivered: 21 Oct 2015

Judge: Pauline Nyamweya

Court: High Court at Machakos

Parties: Spiral Safari Limited v County Government of Makueni

Citation: Spiral Safari Limited V County Government Of Makueni [2015] eKLR

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Kasturial Palimal Aggarwal V Christopher Ndiritu Kinyua [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Environment & Land Civil Case 84 of 2015 Date Delivered: 21 Oct 2015

Judge: Lucy Waithaka

Court: Environment and Land Court at Nyeri

Parties: Kasturial Palimal Aggarwal v Christopher Ndiritu Kinyua

Citation: Kasturial Palimal Aggarwal V Christopher Ndiritu Kinyua [2015] eKLR

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Anita Cheleagat O’donovan & 2 Others V Fredrick Kwame Kumah & 2 Others [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 131 of 2015 Date Delivered: 21 Oct 2015

Judge: Mutungi Charles Kariuki

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

Parties: Anita Cheleagat O’donovan, Estate of Terrence Peter O’donovan & Estate of Joyce Jerotich O’donovan v Fredrick Kwame Kumah, Zipporah Wairimu Wanjohi & National Bank of Kenya Limited

Citation: Anita Cheleagat O’donovan & 2 Others V Fredrick Kwame Kumah & 2 Others [2015] eKLR

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Joshua Kithinji M'anyuki V Patrick Muthaura M'mukaria [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 137 of 2012 (OS) Date Delivered: 19 Oct 2015

Judge: Peter Muchoki Njoroge

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: Joshua Kithinji M'anyuki v Patrick Muthaura M'mukaria

Citation: Joshua Kithinji M'anyuki V Patrick Muthaura M'mukaria [2015] eKLR

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Steel Makers Limited V CFC Stanbic Bank Limited [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 683 of 2010 Date Delivered: 19 Oct 2015

Judge: Eric Kennedy Okumu Ogola

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

Parties: Steel Makers Limited v CFC Stanbic Bank Limited

Citation: Steel Makers Limited V CFC Stanbic Bank Limited [2015] eKLR

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John Karanja Wanjau & 4 Others V Maina Githaiga & 7 Others [2015

Case Number: Civil Case 4409 of 1991 Date Delivered: 19 Oct 2015

Judge: Amraphael Mbogholi-Msagha

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: John Karanja Wanjau, James Waweru Kangethe, Douglas Muchoki, Kinuthia Njoroge & Gikonuo Kihumba v Maina Githaiga, John Ngethe, Daniel Mwangi Muhia, Mureithi Urugari, Kirugi Gathogo, John King’ara, Kamau Njora & Ali Hussein

Citation: John Karanja Wanjau & 4 Others V Maina Githaiga & 7 Others [2015

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Wachira Karani V Bildad Wachira [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 101 of 2011 Date Delivered: 19 Oct 2015

Judge: John Muting'a Mativo

Court: High Court at Nyeri

Parties: Wachira Karani v Bildad Wachira

Citation: Wachira Karani V Bildad Wachira [2015] eKLR

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Samson Kubai & Another V Marion Gacheri [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 52 of 2014 Date Delivered: 19 Oct 2015

Judge: Peter Muchoki Njoroge

Court: High Court at Meru

Parties: Samson Kubai & Stanley Mwarii v Marion Gacheri

Citation: Samson Kubai & Another V Marion Gacheri [2015] eKLR

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Alfred Kioko Muteti V Timothy Miheso & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 232 of 2002 Date Delivered: 15 Oct 2015

Judge: Roselyne Ekirapa Aburili

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Alfred Kioko Muteti v Timothy Miheso & Embassy of Chile

Citation: Alfred Kioko Muteti V Timothy Miheso & Another [2015] eKLR

Embassies enjoy diplomatic immunity and a personal injury motor vehicle accident suit cannot be instituted against an Embassy

 

Alfred Kioko Muteti v Timothy Miheso & another

Civil Case No 232 of 2002

High Court at Nairobi

R E Aburili, J

October 15, 2015

 

Reported by Beryl A Ikamari

 

Brief facts

The Plaintiff's claim was that he was knocked down while crossing Ngong Road on February 10, 1999 by a vehicle with registration number 70CD2K. He stated that he sustained injuries owing to the negligence of that vehicle's driver (the 1st Defendant) and the vehicle belonged to the Embassy of Chile. The Plaintiff sought special damages amounting to Kshs. 37, 600/= and also those relating to costs for physiotherapy.

The 2nd Defendant filed a Defence stating that the motor vehicle was not registered in its name and the driver was not its agent or servant. The 2nd Defendant, the Embassy of Chile also stated that it enjoyed full diplomatic immunity from prosecution as provided for in the Privileges and Immunities Act (Cap 179.)

The 1st Defendant did not enter appearance or file a Defence. Interlocutory Judgment was entered against him on the question of liability for the accident. 

 

Issues

  1. Whether the vehicle involved in the accident was owned by the 2nd Defendant.
  2. Whether the 2nd Defendant was vicariously liable for the alleged negligence of the 1st Defendant, who drove the motor vehicle.
  3. Whether the 2nd Defendant, the Embassy of Chile, enjoyed diplomatic immunity and could therefore not be sued.

Privileges and Immunities-diplomatic privileges and immunities-the privileges and immunities of an Embassy-whether an Embassy was immune from being sued over a personal injury in relation to a motor vehicle & pedestrian accident

Evidence Law-pleadings-the duty to prove what had been pleaded-whether pleadings could provide evidence of negligence without further proof being provided at the hearing-Evidence Act (Cap 80), section 3.

Tort-negligence-allegations that negligent driving caused an accident-whether there was proof of liability for the accident and whether the particulars of negligence were proved-the effect of failure to prove ownership of the motor vehicle by the Defendants-Traffic Act (Cap 403), section 8.

Tort-vicarious liability-the existence of a relationship of principal and agent or employer and employee in a claim of vicarious liability-effect of failure to prove an employment or agency relationship in a claim of vicarious liability

 

Evidence Act (Cap 80), section 3;

“evidence” denotes the means by which an alleged matter of fact, the truth of which is submitted to investigation, is proved or disproved; and, without prejudice to the foregoing generality, includes statements by accused persons, admissions, and observation by the court in its judicial capacity;

 

Traffic Act (Cap 403), section 8;

8. Owner of vehicle

The person in whose name a vehicle is registered shall, unless the contrary is proved, be deemed to be the owner of the vehicle.

 

Held

  1. It was the Plaintiff's duty to prove on a balance of probabilities that the accident motor vehicle belonged to the 2nd Defendant. Section 8 of the Traffic Act provided that the person in whose name a vehicle was registered was deemed to be the owner of the vehicle unless the contrary was proved. Records from the Registrar of Motor Vehicles showed that the motor vehicle in question was owned by H. E. Jose Manuel, and that owner was not a party to the suit. Therefore, the Plaintiff failed to prove ownership of the motor vehicle by the 2nd Defendant.
  2. Not all diplomatic number plates belonged to Embassies or High Commissions or Consulates. Diplomatic staff entitled to diplomatic immunity could own motor vehicles and use diplomatic number plates and those vehicles would not necessarily belong to Embassies.
  3. Vicarious liability would be applicable if there was proof that the motor vehicle belonged to the 2nd Defendant and that the 1st Defendant was an employee/servant/agent who drove  the motor vehicle  in question  for the benefit of the 2nd Defendant, in  the ordinary course of his duties.
  4. There was no evidence to show that the 1st Defendant was an employee or servant or agent of the 2nd Defendant.  There was also no evidence that the vehicle as driven on that day was on authority of or for the benefit of the 2nd Defendant.
  5. The Plaintiff failed to establish a master/servant or principal/agent relationship between the two Defendants to warrant a determination that the 2nd Defendant was vicariously liable for the acts of the 1st Defendant. The evidence tendered did not support such a conclusion. The interlocutory judgment entered against the 1st Defendant could not pass liability on to the 2nd Defendant.
  6. Apart from setting out the particulars of negligence in the Plaint, the Plaintiff did not tender evidence on how the material accident occurred except that the Plaintiff stated that he was crossing Ngong Road when he was violently hit by motor vehicle 70CD 2K and was injured. The Plaintiff did not rely on the doctrine of res ipsa loquitor.
  7. It was necessary for the Plaintiff to show by way of formal proof that the 1st Defendant was negligent. Pleadings were not evidence and it was not enough to plead particulars of negligence and to make no attempt through testimony to demonstrate how the accident occurred and how the 1st Defendant was to blame for it.
  8. The Embassy of Chile was different from its agents, employees or officers. It enjoyed inviolability as a sovereign state with all privileges and immunities to which its status as a sovereign state entitled it. There was no evidence that the Government of Chile consented to the jurisdiction of Kenyan Courts. Therefore, there was no cause of action disclosed against the 2nd Defendant.
  9. In the absence of an express waiver, the rules of International Law as recognized in the Constitution were applicable. The 2nd Defendant had diplomatic immunity and there was no cause of action against it.
  10. The law required the Court to assess the quantum of damages it would have awarded the Plaintiff if the Plaintiff had proved its case on a balance of probabilities even where the level of proof was insufficient. The Plaintiff pleaded that he had sustained injuries from the accident and incurred costs relating to treatment.
  11. The Plaintiff pleaded that he sustained multiple  injuries on the head, a dislocated  right shoulder joint, injuries to the lower back and trunk; injuries  to the right iliac crest region and loss of consciousness for 4 days.  During examination he complained of weakness in the right arm, periodical headache and backache, scars from cuts and bruises and a shift right shoulder joint with severe limitation of movement.  He states that he was likely to suffer from osteoarthritis in the right shoulder joint which would require medical attention. Further, as a result of the injuries, he was left with a permanent incapacity of 40%.
  12. Had the Plaintiff proved liability he would have been awarded Kshs. 800, 000/= as general damages. He would also have been awarded special damages of Kshs. 1, 500 for the medical report from Fair Care Medical Services and Kshs. 55,800 for physiotherapy.

 

Suit dismissed.

 

 

Cases

East Africa;

  1. Apel, Douglas Odhiambo & another v Telkom Kenya Ltd Civil Appeal No 115 of 2006 – (Mentioned)
  2. CMC Aviation Ltd v Cruis Air Ltd (No1) [1978] KLR 103 – (Explained)
  3. Joseph Khayigila v Gigi & Company Ltd  & another Civil Appeal No 119 of 1986 – (Explained)
  4. Kansa v Solanki [1969] EA 318 – (Explained)
  5. Karen Njeri Kandie V Alssane Ba & Shelter Afrigue Cause No 1296 of 2012  – (Mentioned)
  6. Kenya Bus Service Ltd v Humphrey [2003] KLR 665 – (Mentioned)
  7. Kinyua, Tabitha Nduhi v Francis Mutua Mburi & another Civil Appeal No 18 of 2009 – (Mentioned)
  8. Ministry of Defence of the Government of the United Kingdom v Ndegwa Civil Appeal No 31 of 1982 – (Followed)
  9. Mohamed & Muigai advocates v Samuel Kamau Macharia  & another Civil Case No 1158 of 2008 – (Mentioned)
  10. Moi, Daniel Toroitich Arap & another v Mwangi Stephen Murithi & another Civil Appeal No 240 of 2011 – (Explained)
  11. Ngaira, Nancy Ayemba v Abdi Ali Civil Appeal No 107 of 2008 – (Explained)
  12. Opija, Joel Mugo v EA Sea Food Ltd Civil Appeal No 309 of 2010 – (Explained)
  13. Phillip Kipkorir Cheruiyot v Nebco (K) Ltd & another Civl Suit No 70 of 2000 – (Mentioned)
  14. Pritoo West Nile District Administration [1968] EA 428 – (Mentioned)
  15. Talaso Lepalat v Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany & others Petition No 393 of 2014 – (Mentioned)
  16. Turanta, Jane Wairimu v Githae John Vickery  & 2 others Civil Case No 483 of 2012 – (Mentioned)
  17. Twictor Investments Ltd v Government of the United States of America Petition No 393 of 2014 – (Mentioned)

United Kingdom

  1. Bayley v Manchester Sheffield and Licdnshire Rly Co [1873] LR 8CP 148, 42 LJCP 78 28LT 366 – (Explained)
  2. Limpus v London General Ominibus Company [1862] 1 H & C 526, 32 LJ EX 34, 7LT 641
  3. Mckean v Raynor Bros Ltd Nottingham [1942] 2 ALL ER 650, 167 LT 369,86 Sol Jo 376 – (Explained)
  4. Morgan Launchbury  [1972] 2 All ER 606 – (Explained)

Brazil

  1. Skeen v Federative Republic of Brazil 566 F Supp 1414 [1983] – (Explained)

Texts and Journals

  1. Pether, M., et al (Eds)(2006) Bingham and Benyman’s Motor Claims Cases London: Butterworths Law 11th Edn pg 267
  2. Kaczorowska, A., (Ed)(2010) Public International Law: Routledge 4th Edn

Statutes

East Africa;

  1. Privileges and Immunities Act (cap 179) section 16 – (Interpreted)
  2. Constitution of Kenya, 2010 articles 1,2(5)(6); 31(1); 32; 37; 43; 43(3)(b) – (Interpreted)
  3. Traffic Act (cap 403) section 8 – (Interpreted)
  4. Evidence Act (cap 80) section 3, 107 – (Interpreted)

International Instruments

  1. Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, 1961 article 31(1); 32; 37; 43

Advocates

  1. Mr Adipo for the Plaintiff’s
  2. Mrs Mbugua for the 2nd Defendant

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Essar Telecom Kenya Limited V Joseph Ondongo Okumu & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 474 of 2011 Date Delivered: 15 Oct 2015

Judge: Roselyne Ekirapa Aburili

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Essar Telecom Kenya Limited v Joseph Ondongo Okumu & Roselyne Akeyo Okumu T/A Regional Institute of Business Management

Citation: Essar Telecom Kenya Limited V Joseph Ondongo Okumu & Another [2015] eKLR

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Richardson & David Limited V Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation & Another [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 482 of 2015 Date Delivered: 15 Oct 2015

Judge: Eric Kennedy Okumu Ogola

Court: High Court at Nairobi (Milimani Law Courts)

Parties: Richardson & David Limited v Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation & Central Bank of Kenya Limited

Citation: Richardson & David Limited V Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation & Another [2015] eKLR

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Tatu City Limited & 3 Others V Stephen Jennings & 6 Others [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Case 46 of 2015 Date Delivered: 15 Oct 2015

Judge: Eric Kennedy Okumu Ogola

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

Parties: Tatu City Limited, Kofinaf Company Limited, Nahashon Ngige Nyagah & Vimal Kumar Bhimji Depar Shah v Stephen Jennings, Frances Holliday, Hans Jochum Horn, Pius Mbugua Ngugi, Frank Mosier, Anthony Njoroge & Christopher Barrron

Citation: Tatu City Limited & 3 Others V Stephen Jennings & 6 Others [2015] eKLR

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Calbert Limited V Estella Company [2015] eKLR

Case Number: HCCC 11 of 2014 Date Delivered: 15 Oct 2015

Judge: Said Juma Chitembwe

Court: High Court at Malindi

Parties: Calbert Limited v Estella Company

Citation: Calbert Limited V Estella Company [2015] eKLR

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Francis Madegwa & Another V Kenya Commercial Bank Limited [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Civil Suit 174 of 2012 Date Delivered: 14 Oct 2015

Judge: Ruth Nekoye Sitati

Court: High Court at Kakamega

Parties: Francis Madegwa & Mulembe Dispensing Chemists Company Limited v Kenya Commercial Bank Limited

Citation: Francis Madegwa & Another V Kenya Commercial Bank Limited [2015] eKLR

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Republic V Advocates’ Disciplinary Committee Interested Party Daniel Mutisya Ngala Ex-Parte Danstan Omari Mogaka [2015] eKLR

Case Number: Jr Case 227 of 2015 Date Delivered: 14 Oct 2015

Judge: Weldon Kipyegon Korir

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

Parties: Republic v Advocates’ Disciplinary Committee Interested Party Daniel Mutisya Ngala Ex-Parte Danstan Omari Mogaka

Citation: Republic V Advocates’ Disciplinary Committee Interested Party Daniel Mutisya Ngala Ex-Parte Danstan Omari Mogaka [2015] eKLR

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