1.The application coming for consideration in this ruling is the one dated May 8, 2023 seeking the following orders;
2.The application is based on the ground that the plaintiff is seeking transfer of this suit to the Constitutional and Human Rights Division of the High Court where the respondents petition no 20 of 2018 and 125 of 2019 pending determination and further that the plaintiff is seeking stay of this suit pending the determination of petition no 125 of 2019.
3.The 1st Defendant/respondent filed grounds of opposition (GOO) opposing the application in which he stated that the plaintiff/ applicants filed this suit maliciously seeking the setting aside of a judgment in his favor issued on March 29, 2011 in Nairobi
4.The parties filed written submissions which I have duly considered.
5.The sole issue for determination in this application is whether this suit should be stayed pending the determination of Petition no 125 of 2019.
6.The court proceeded with the hearing of the counter claim against the plaintiff applications on July 6, 2021 in the absence of the plaintiffs and a judgment date was slated for October 18, 2021.
7.However, before the delivery of judgment, the plaintiff filed an application dated July 28, 2021 which was allowed in the ruling on December 9, 2022 on the following terms;
8.The hearing was slated for May 15, 2023 but before that date, the plaintiff/applicant filed the application dated May 8, 2023.
9.I find that the orders of the court are clear that the hearing of the counter-claim proceeds.
10.The applicant ought to have raised the issues he is raising before the court gave its ruling on December 9, 2022.
11.This case has been pending before this court since the year 2011 the prayers sought in the Application dated May 8, 2023 will only serve the purpose of further delaying the suit.
12.Article 159 of the Constitution of Kenya has provided principles to guide all courts and Tribunals in dispensing justice and one of them is that justice should not be delayed.
13.The other principle is that courts should rise above technicalities of procedure and deliver substantive justice between parties.
14.I find no reason why this suit be stayed or transferred to the JR Division when this court is seized with the jurisdiction to hear the same.
15.The application dated May 8, 2023 lacks in merit and the same is dismissed.
16.The costs of the Application to abide the outcome of this case.
17.The hearing to proceed on December 19, 2023 as directed by the court.