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|Case Number:||Environment and Land Appeal 6 of 2019|
|Parties:||Lydia Njeri Kiprop v Geoffrey Pkite Mosol|
|Date Delivered:||17 Dec 2020|
|Court:||Environment and Land Court at Kitale|
|Citation:||Lydia Njeri Kiprop v Geoffrey Pkite Mosol  eKLR|
|Court Division:||Environment and Land|
|Case Outcome:||Appeal 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|
REPUBLIC OF KENYA
ENVIRONMENT AND LAND COURT
ELC APPEAL NO. 6 OF 2019
LYDIA NJERI KIPROP................APPELLANT
GEOFFREY PKITE MOSOL....RESPONDENT
1. By a notice of motion dated 10/9/2020 and filed on 11/9/2020 brought under Sections 80 of the Civil Procedure Act, Order 45 Rule 1 of the Civil Procedure Rules. The appellant/applicant seeks the following orders:-
1. That this application be certified urgent to be heard ex-parte in the first instance.
2. That this honourable court be pleased to review its judgment and order of 4th September, 2020.
3. Costs be provided for.
2. The application is supported by affidavit of the appellant’s counsel sworn on 10/9/2020.The application is grounded on the following grounds: that the appellant’s appeal was dismissed for want of prosecution; that the appellant filed her submissions to the appeal on 20th April, 2020 and that it is necessary and in the interest of justice that the orders sought be granted.
3. The court directed that the appeal be disposed of by way of written submissions. The appellant filed her written submissions on 20/10/2020. The respondent did not file any submissions.
4. The issue that arises in the instant application is whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant the review of the judgment on record.
5. I have considered that the application is unopposed. I have also called for the record of the electronic mail communications concerning the filing of submissions and found that an email forwarding a soft copy of the submissions was sent to the court’s email address on 24/4/2020 at 11:46 am and acknowledged by the court on the same date at 12:00 pm. There is however no explanation to date why the said submissions never reached the court file.
6. I am persuaded that there is good ground to set aside the judgment entered on 4/9/2020 in this matter. I hereby set aside the said judgment and I hereby order that the appeal shall be determined on its merits on the basis of the appellant’s submissions whose copy has been availed to court in support of the application dated 10/9/2020 and the respondent’s submissions dated 3/6/2020 which are in the record. By virtue of this ruling the application dated 7/7/2020 seeking costs of the appeal is deemed as overtaken by events and is therefore marked as dispensed with. This appeal shall be mentioned on 27/1/2021 for further directions.
It is so ordered.
Dated, signed and delivered at Kitale via electronic mail on this 17th day of December, 2020.
JUDGE, ELC, KITALE.