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|Case Number:||Civil Case 205 of 2011|
|Parties:||LUCAS ONGAKI & ZACHARY OBWOCHA OMANDI v NICHOLAS ATANDI|
|Date Delivered:||27 Oct 2011|
|Court:||High Court at Kisii|
|Citation:||LUCAS ONGAKI & Another v NICHOLAS ATANDI  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 application/plaintiffs have brought a Notice of Motion application dated 26th September, 2011 seeking the following orders:-
The application was certified urgent as per prayer 1 above on 30th September, 2011 and an order given for interpartes hearing on priority basis. The application is premised on Order 40 Rules 1 and 2 of the Civil Procedure Rules and Sections 3, 3A and 63(c) and (e) of the Civil Procedure Act. The applicants have already taken the step of filing a substantive Civil Suit No. 205 of 2011.
The applicants allege that the defendant one, Nicholas Atandi trespassed into the suit property namely Kisii Municipality Block III/388 on 4th September, 2011 and chased away the plaintiffs’/applicants’ workers who were erecting a fence on the land. He is alleged to have confiscated the plaintiffs/applicants tools, barbed wire and cedar posts. On 20th September, 2011 the defendant is also alleged to have heaped and deposited sand and bricks on the road side near the suit property with the intention of commencing construction.
From the record, an affidavit of service sworn by one, James Moracha Ntabo (court process server) the respondent was served with the present application on 4th October, 2011. It is averred that the respondent received the notice but declined to append his signature.
On 11th October, 2011 Mr. Minda for the plaintiff/applicants argued the application before me. There was no appearance for the respondents. Mr. Minda argued that the applicants are the registered owners of the suit property and that the defendant/respondent had no right over the same. He argued that the acts of trespass by the defendant interfered with the applicants’ ownership rights conferred by section 27 and 28 of the Registered Land Act (Cap 300, Laws of Kenya). He relied on a certificate of official search for proof of ownership by the applicants.
Ruling dated, signed and delivered at Kisii this 27th day of October 2011.