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|Case Number:||Civil Application 186 of 2020|
|Parties:||Yusuf Mwero Mwazengele, Attorney General & Registrar of Titles, Mombasa v Benson Baya Yaa (Suing as the Administrator of Omar Bakari Yaa (Deceased)|
|Date Delivered:||02 Oct 2020|
|Court:||Court of Appeal at Malindi|
|Judge(s):||Daniel Kiio Musinga, Mohammed Abdullahi Warsame, Fatuma sichale|
|Citation:||Yusuf Mwero Mwazengele & 2 others v Benson Baya Yaa (Suing as the Administrator of Omar Bakari Yaa (Deceased)  eKLR|
|Case History:||(Being an application for stay against the Judgment of the Environment and Land Court of Kenya at Malindi (Olola, J.) dated 27th May 2020 in E.L.C Suit No. 93 of 2017.)|
|History Docket No:||E.L.C Suit No. 93 of 2017|
|History Judges:||James Otieno Olola|
|Case Outcome:||Application allowed|
|Disclaimer:||The information contained in the above segment is not part of the judicial opinion delivered by the Court. The metadata has been prepared by Kenya Law as a guide in understanding the subject of the judicial opinion. Kenya Law makes no warranties as to the comprehensiveness or accuracy of the information|
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL
(CORAM: WARSAME, MUSINGA & SICHALE, JJ.A.)
CIVIL APPLICATION NO. 186 OF 2020
YUSUF MWERO MWAZENGELE.................................1ST APPLICANT
THE HON.ATTORNEY GENERAL................................2ND APPLICANT
THE REGISTRAR OF TITLES, MOMBASA.................3RD APPLICANT
BENSON BAYA YAA (Suing as the Administrator
of OMAR BAKARI YAA (Deceased)……….…….…….....RESPONDENT
(Being an application for stay against the Judgment of the Environment and Land Court of Kenya at Malindi (Olola, J.) dated 27th May 2020
E.L.C Suit No. 93 of 2017.)
RULING OF THE COURT
1. UPON perusing the Notice of Motion dated 29th June 2020 by Yusuf Mwero Mwazengele, the 1st applicant, brought under rules 5(2)(b) and 41 of the Court of Appeal Rules, where the 1st applicant is seeking stay of execution of the judgment issued by Olola, J. on 27th May 2020 and all other subsequentorders pending hearing and determination of an intended appeal; and
2. UPON perusing the affidavit of the 1st applicant sworn on 29th June 2020 in support of the application which has not been responded to by the respondent, despite service of the application and a hearing notice upon the respondent’s advocates, M/S K. Lughanje & Company Advocates; and
3. UPON perusing the 1st applicant’s advocate’s submissions where he has stated, inter alia, that the 1st applicant is the registered owner of the property known as Plot No. 80 Mida; that his ownership was challenged by the respondent before the trial court; that the 1st applicant filed a statement of defence; that the hearing was done in the absence of the 1st applicant due to his advocate’s mistake; that the trial court failed to deal with the 1st applicant’s application dated 26th June 2019 seeking to set aside the ex-parte proceedings and grant him an opportunity to be heard; that the trial court ordered the suit land be transferred to the respondent; that the 1st applicant has filed a notice of appeal against the judgment; and that unless the orders sought are granted the judgment/decree shall be executed; and
4. HAVING considered the principles that guide this Court in determining applications under rule 5(2)(b) applications as summarized in Stanley Kangethe v Tony Ketter & Others  eKLR, and noting that the applicant has demonstrated that it has an arguable appeal and unless the orders sought are granted the intended appeal shall be rendered nugatory; having reached this conclusion, we make the following orders:-
i. The Notice of Motion dated 29th June 2020 is hereby allowed.
ii. The suit land, being Plot No. 80 Mida, situated at Mida Creek, shall not be disposed of, leased, or charged by either the 1st applicant or the respondent pending hearing and determination of the intended appeal.
iii. The costs of this application shall abide the outcome of the intended appeal.
Dated and delivered at Nairobi this 2nd day of October, 2020.
JUDGE OF APPEAL
D. K. MUSINGA
JUDGE OF APPEAL
JUDGE OF APPEAL
I certify that this is a
true copy of the original