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Karanu v. Karanu

(1988) JELR 100238 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Appeal 74 of 1984  •  17 Nov 1988  •  Kenya

Coram
Richard Otieno Kwach, Joseph Raymond Otieno Masime, Fred Kwasi Apaloo

Judgement

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL

AT NAIROBI

(Coram: Apaloo, Masime JJA and Kwach Ag JA)

CIVIL APPEAL NO. 74 OF 1984

BETWEEN

KARANU.................................................APPELLANT

AND

KARANU...........................................RESPONDENT

JUDGMENT

(Appeal from a Ruling of the High Court at Nairobi, Porter J)

November 17, 1988, Apaloo JA delivered the following Judgment.

The appellant – husband appeals against an order of the High Court (Porter J) which on the 20th December 1983, awarded the sum of 2,000/= per month as alimony pending suit to the respondent and the like sum for each of the three children of the marriage. The learned Judge on the 15th May 1984, refused an application of the appellant to reduce these sums. Hence this appeal which contests both the original awards and the Judge’s decision not to vary these amounts.

The parties seem to have contracted a monogamous marriage at some time which the available evidence did not disclose. The first child of the parties, a daughter, was …

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