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|Case Number:||civil appl no. nai. 329 of 95|
|Parties:||KITHAKA NTHAKANIO vs THATHI NTHAKANIO|
|Date Delivered:||28 Oct 1997|
|Court:||Court of Appeal at Nyeri|
|Judge(s):||Gurbachan Singh Pall, Philip Kiptoo Tunoi|
|Citation:||KITHAKA NTHAKANIO vs THATHI NTHAKANIOeKLR|
|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: TUNOI, SHAH & PALL, JJ.A.)
CIVIL APPLICATION NO. NAI. 329 OF 1995
KITHAKA NTHAKANIO .................................. APPLICANT
THATHI NTHAKANIO ................................... RESPONDENT
(Appeal from a Judgment and decree of the High Court of Kenya
at Meru (Justice S.O. Oguk) dated 12th July, 1990
H.C.C. APPEAL NO. 97 OF 1988)
RULING OF THE COURT
This is a reference to full Court against the ruling of the learned single Judge of this Court whereby he exercised his discretion under rule 4 of the Rules of this Court in favour of the respondent and granted him extension of time for lodging the Notice of Appeal and the record of appeal. Mr. Njage, counsel for the applicant, asks us in this reference under rule 54(1) (b) to vary, discharge or reverse the decision of the single judge on the ground that, he, in the exercise of his discretion failed to take into account a relevant matter which he ought to have taken into account. The matter allegedly omitted to be considered is that judgment was entered in terms of the award in July, 1990, and; therefore, it would be an exercise in futility and prejudicial to the applicant if the respondent was given an extension for time to perfect his appeal in view of the provisions of Order 45 rule 17(2) of the Civil Procedure Rules.
At the hearing of the application it was not shown to the satisfaction of the learned single judge that judgment had so been entered. In his ruling he observed:
"It is not clear whether or not after the applicant's appeal in the High Court at Meru was dismissed judgment was entered in terms of the award notwithstanding that the respondent proceeded as if that was so ......... The record of this application is deficient in this regard."
The applicant has tried to introduce additional evidence before us to show that judgment had been entered. But rule 54(2) of the Rules of this Court expressly says that no additional evidence shall be adduced at a full court hearing like the one before us.
On the material before him, the learned single judge arrived at a correct decision and we see no reason to think otherwise. This reference is accordingly dismissed with costs to the respondent assessed at Shs.1,000/=.
Dated and delivered at Nyeri this 28th day of October, 1997.
JUDGE OF APPEAL
JUDGE OF APPEAL
JUDGE OF APPEAL
I certify that this is a true copy of the original.