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|Case Number:||Civil Case 74 of 2007|
|Parties:||HARRISON K. NDUNDI v SAMUEL KIIRU KAMAU|
|Date Delivered:||26 Nov 2007|
|Court:||High Court at Malindi|
|Judge(s):||Nicholas Randa Owano Ombija|
|Citation:||HARRISON K. NDUNDI v SAMUEL KIIRU KAMAU  eKLR|
|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
IN THE HIGH COURT AT
CIVIL CASE 74 OF 2007
HARRISON K. NDUNDI …………………..…….PLAINTIFF
SAMUEL KIIRU KAMAU……………………..DEFENDANT
R U L I N G
By an application by way of Chamber Summons pursuant to the provisions of Order V Rule 17(1) and Order XLVIII Rule 5(1) (d) (ii) of the Civil Procedure Rules, the applicant seeks orders:
i) That the summons to enter appearance herein be served upon the defendant by way of substituted service.
ii) That costs of this application be provided for.
The application is based on the grounds that:
1) All efforts made to trace and serve the defendant have come to nought.
2) The defendant has not been seen for the last 16 years.
3) Substituted service to issue to enable the speedy conclusion of this suit.
The application is predicated upon the annexed affidavit of Omagwe E. Angima sworn on the 5th day of October 2007.
For the applicant it was argued that upon being instructed to lodge claim of adverse possession by the plaintiff he filed suit and prepared summons to enter appearance.
That subsequently he has endeavoured to serve the defendant with summons to enter appearance in vain. The physical and location of the defendant are unknown, hence this application.
I have carefully analysed and considered the application and the affidavit in support in addition to counsel’s oral submission. In my view the application is merited.
Accordingly, there shall be orders in terms of prayer 1. The advertisement to be on Daily Nation or Standard Newspaper on a working day. Costs shall be in the cause.
DATED and delivered at Malindi this 26th day of November 2007
N. R. O. Ombija