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|Case Number:||civil appl no. nai. 31 of 97|
|Parties:||Mulembe Farm Limited Simeon Musungu v John B. Masika, Wanyama Biketi, Simeon Masika & Yohana Mulama|
|Date Delivered:||23 Sep 1997|
|Court:||Court of Appeal at Nakuru|
|Judge(s):||Abdulrasul Ahmed Lakha|
|Citation:||Mulembe Farm Limited Simeon Musungu v John B. Masika & 3 Others eKLR|
|Case History:||Application for extension of time to file notice of appeal and an appeal out of time in an intended from a judgment of the High Court of Kenya at Nakuru (Tunoi J) dated 4th October, 1996 in H.C.C.C. NO. 60 OF 1978|
|History Docket No:||H.C.C.C. NO. 60 OF 1978|
|History Judges:||Philip Kiptoo Tunoi|
|Case Outcome:||Appeal dismissed with costs|
|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 COURT OF APPEAL
CORAM: LAKHA, J.A. (IN CHAMBERS)
CIVIL APPLICATION NO. NAI. 31 OF 1997
MULEMBE FARM LIMITED SIMEON MUSUNGU ........................... APPLICANTS
JOHN B. MASIKA
YOHANA MULAMA .................................................................. RESPONDENTS
(Application for extension of time to file notice of appeal
and an appeal out of time in an intended from a judgment
of the High Court of Kenya at Nakuru (Tunoi J) dated 4th
H.C.C.C. NO. 60 OF 1978)
R U L I N G
This is an application under rule 4 of the Rules of this Court seeking extension of time for filing a notice of appeal and the record of appeal out of time. It is based on the sole ground that no notice was served upon the applicants or their advocates of the date of delivery of the judgment. On the material before me, I am not satisfied that this is so. The judge wrote a letter dated 26th September, 1996 addressed, inter alia, to Mr. Kiangoi who was one of the advocates who conducted and concluded the case on behalf of the applicants. There is no affidavit from him to say that he was not served. The Deputy Registrar who delivered the judgment has recorded that all parties were present.
It is deponed in the affidavit on behalf of the Respondents that the judgment intended to be appealed against has been enforced, a sub-division made and members are settled in terms of the judgment. The applicants knew of the delivery of judgment at the latest by 22nd November, 1996. Yet this application was not filed until 4th February, 1997, more than two months later. This delay has not been satisfactorily accounted for. In all the circumstances, I am not persuaded that this is a proper case for the exercise of my discretion to grant the extension. Accordingly, the application is dismissed with costs.
Dated and delivered at Nakuru this 23rd day of September, 1997.
A. A. LAKHA
JUDGE OF APPEAL
I certify that this is a true copy of the original.