1.The defendant’s application dated 25/9/2023 seeks orders of stay of execution of judgment and/or decree in the present suit pending the hearing and determination of the appeal filed against the court’s decision, to wit Civil Appeal No 042 Of 2022 Malindi. The application came up on 2/10/2023 when this court ordered that the same be served and an affidavit of service be filed, and also that the same be disposed of by way of written submissions after the respondents had filed their response. A time frame was given for the filing of the submissions. The respondents however never filed any response and this is despite the indication that they were served with the application on 3/10/2023 as ordered by court. Service on them was acknowledged by their advocate’s stamp and signature on a copy of the application which exhibit was attached to the affidavit of service. I am therefore persuaded that the application was indeed served and is unopposed. Consequently, in order to grant the appellant an opportunity of ventilating his filed appeal, I hereby allow the application dated 25/9/2023 as prayed in Prayer no 2 thereof. The costs of the application shall abide the outcome of the appeal.