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Kihiu Mwiri Farmers Co. Ltd. & 6 others v. Benson Ngumi Job & 6 others

(1996) JELR 99845 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Application Nai. 162 of 1996 (62/96UR)  •  22 May 1996  •  Kenya

Akilano Molade Akiwumi, Amrittal Bhagwanji Shah, Philip Kiptoo Tunoi



For an application brought under Rule 5(2(b) to succeed, the applicant must show that there are arguable grounds to be argued on the appeal and in addition that if the injunction sought is not granted and the appeal succeeds, it would be nugatory. We fear that the applicants have not shown that they have arguable points to argue at the appeal. We say this because it has riot been shown that the annual general meeting was wrongly called and wrongly held, or whether there was any existing injunction which had been ignored by the learned judge whose ruling is the subject of the intended appeal. Furthermore, there is no satisfactory evidence that the appeal if successful would be nugatory. It was alleged that the first five respondents are thieves, but there is no evidence at all to support this. Indeed, two of the applicants Nos.3&7 have also from affidavits filed do not support the application. In the result the application will he dismissed with costs to be paid …

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