1.Before this court for determination is a notice of motion application dated December 19, 2022 expressed to be brought under Section 11 of the Advocates Remuneration Order (sic), Order 22 Rule 2, Rule 52 and Order 40 of the Civil Procedure Rules seeking the following orders:-1.Spent.2.Spent.3.That this honourable court be pleased to issue an order staying any further proceedings consequential to the certificate of taxation issued by the Deputy Registrar in this matter pending the hearing and determination of this application.4.That this honourable court be pleased to grant leave to the applicant/interested party herein to be enjoined as a party to this suit for the purpose of proper and just adjudication of this matter.5.The costs of this application be in the cause.
2.The application is premised on the grounds on its face and more particularly as set out in the affidavit.
3.The application is supported by the affidavit of the applicant sworn on even date. The applicant deposed that he is the administrator of the estate of the deceased and that on December 16, 2022 he received information that the 2nd respondent was at his place of work and residence in parcel no LR Sigona/33 to attach the properties they could lay their hands on as a result of the proclamation of attachment reference number 319.
4.The applicant further deposed that the assets proclaimed belong to the estate of the deceased including motor vehicle registration number xxxx and that the judgment debtor/3rd respondent is not a beneficiary of the estate of the deceased. Further, that the said proclamation is misconceived and offends Section 45 of the Law of Succession Act.
5.The applicant further deposed that LR Sigona/33 belongs to the late Joseph Muiruri Njoroge and in view of that, there is need for him to be enjoined to ventilate his case as the administrator of the estate of the deceased and it is the rule of natural justice that he is accorded a hearing.
6.The respondents did not file any reply to the application.
7.The application was canvassed by way of written submissions.
8.The applicant filed written submissions dated March 17, 2023.The applicant submitted that he was aggrieved by the decision of the 1st respondent to instruct the 3rd respondent to recover costs in the sum of Kshs 484,342.60/- that was awarded in the ruling dated October 18, 2021 and feared that his siblings were at a great risk of being dispossessed which is an infringement of their rights of inheritance in the estate of the late parents.
9.The applicant raised three issues for determination as listed below:-
10.The applicant did not submit on any of the issues that he raised for determination. However, the applicant submitted that the instant application has been made without delay and it is in the interest of justice that the orders sought are granted and that this court has jurisdiction to hear and determine the application.
12.I have considered the application and the written submissions filed by the applicant and, in my view, the issue for determination is whether the application has merit.
13.Order 1 Rule 10(2) of the Civil Procedure Rules provides: -
14.In the case of Meme v Republic,  1 EA 124, the High Court observed that a party could be joined in a matter for the reasons that:
15.It is the mandate of the court that as far as possible all matters in controversy between the parties should be completely and finally determined and all multiplicities of legal proceedings concerning any of the matters be avoided. In this regard, it would be appropriate and in the interest of justice that all matters touching and concerning the subject matter of the suit in the case at hand be determined finally and completely to avoid litigating over the same matters again.
16.In this case, the applicant contended that the proclaimed assets belong to the estate of the deceased and it is in the interest of justice and that he is joined. This court is satisfied that there is need for the applicant to be joined in these proceedings as he has an identifiable stake.
17.The upshot of the above finding is that the application is allowed as follows:-i.That the applicant is joined as an interested party in this proceedings.ii.An order of stay of execution order on proclamation of attachment number 319 dated December 16, 2022 is hereby issued.iii.Costs in the cause.It is so ordered.