1.The Appellant herein was sued by the Respondent herein Kisumu Small Claim Case No. E207 of 2022 and judgment was delivered against her on 21st December, 2022 for a sum of Kshs.199,250 plus costs and interest from the date of filing suit until payment in full.
2.The Appellant was aggrieved by the said judgment and thus preferred the appeal herein on 17th January 2023. Subsequently the Appellant filed numerous applications seeking stay of execution of orders purportedly made by this court and she also craved leave to adduce additional evidence at this appellate stage. The Appellant’s said applications were all struck out on infancy for being incurably and fatally defective save for her notice of motion dated 11th July, 2023 whose prayer no. 5 survived and the same reads as follows:-
3.On 18th July, 2023 parties were directed to file written submissions on the Appellant’s prayer no. 5. Both parties complied.
4.Before this court embarks on an analysis of the parties’ submissions and the law, it has emerged that there is no supporting affidavit on court record sworn by the Appellant on 20th March, 2023. In the absence of an affidavit in support of the Appellant’s application that contains the additional evidence that the Appellant seeks to introduce, this application is rendered useless, incompetent, frivolous, vexatious and an abuse of court process; more so due to the history of the Appellant’s previous applications that were struck out for being incurably and fatally defective. One would have thought that lessons would have been learnt from the outcome of the Appellant’s previous applications.
5.On a balance the Appellant’s application herein is akin to a skeleton with flesh and the same is dismissed.
6.The Appellant shall pay costs to the Respondent assessed at Kshs.7,000.