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Kenya Bureau of Standards v. Geo Chem Middle East

(2019) JELR 100117 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Appeal 259 of 2018  •  22 Nov 2019  •  Kenya

Wanjiru Karanja, Jamila Mohammed, Fatuma sichale



1. This is an appeal from the Ruling of the High Court, (F. Ochieng, J.) dated 30th May, 2017 and delivered on even date. In the said ruling the High Court dismissed the appellant’s application seeking to set aside an arbitral award and allowed the respondent’s application for the adoption of the aforementioned award as a judgment of the Court allowing for its execution.

2. A brief history of this appeal is that the respondent herein participated in an International Tender for the provision of petroleum inspection services sought by the appellant. The respondent, having emerged the best evaluated bidder, was vide a letter dated 4th June, 2009 invited by the appellant for a meeting scheduled for the 5th June, 2009 with a view to signing the contract. The said meeting was held in the appellant’s boardroom where both parties duly executed the said contract on the same date. The contract was for a period of 3 years with effect from 6th July, 2009 set to expire on 6th J…

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