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|Case Number:||Civil Appeal 7 of 2009|
|Parties:||KHETIA DRAPPERS LTD v PETER WAINAINA NJOROGE|
|Date Delivered:||16 Dec 2010|
|Court:||High Court at Kitale|
|Judge(s):||Martha Karambu Koome|
|Citation:||KHETIA DRAPPERS LTD v PETER WAINAINA NJOROGE  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|
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KENYA
The notice of motion dated 9th February, 2010 is brought under the provisions of sections 3 & 3A and 63 (e) of the Civil Procedure Act Order XLI Rule 4 and OL Rule 1 of the Civil Procedure Rules. The applicant is seeking for two principle orders; that this court do vary the conditions for stay of execution made by the lower court, by ordering the total decretal sum of Ksh. 2,223,444/= be deposited in a joint interest earning account in the names of both counsel on record instead of paying of Ksh. 500,000/= to the respondent as ordered by the lower court and the balance of Ksh. 1,732,444/= be deposited in an interest earning account in the names of counsel on record. The applicant also sought for an order that there be a stay of payment of Ksh. 500,000/= to the respondent pending the hearing and determination of this application.
This application is supported by the grounds stated on the body thereto and the matters deposed to in the supporting affidavit sworn by Muhan D. Khetia on 9th February, 2009. Briefly stated, judgment was entered in favour of the respondent in the tune of Ksh. 2,223,444.90 inclusive of costs. The applicant applied for stay of execution and by a ruling of Mrs. M.C. Chepseba – SPM dated 28th January, 2010 the applicant was granted conditional stay to deposit Ksh. 500,000/= within 14 days and to deposit the sum of Ksh. 1,723,444/= in a joint interest earning account in the names of counsel on record. The applicant contents that he is apprehensive that the respondent may not be able to refund the sum of Ksh. 500,000/= should be the appeal be successful. It is in the interest of justice that the order be varied so that the entire decretal sum is deposited in an interest earning account in the name of counsel.
This application was opposed by Mr. Ombati, learned counsel for the respondent relied on the replying affidavit by Peter Wainaina Njoroge sworn on 11th February, 2010. It was argued that the orders sought to be reviewed was made by the lower court and it is the same court which has jurisdiction to review its own orders. Furthermore if the appeal succeeds the respondent has means to refund the decretal sum as he is a man of means. This application was faulted for failure to give reasons why the court should review an order made by another court the applicant has also not shown that they have an arguable appeal which has chances of success. Going by the ruling sought to be varied, it is evident that the appeal has no chances of success.
Ruling read and signed on 16th December, 2010.