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Kimtai v. Republic

(1990) JELR 98871 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  crim app 38 of 86  •  12 Jul 1990  •  Kenya

Johnson Evan Gicheru, Abdul Majid Cockar, James Onyiego Nyarangi


Kimtai v. Republic


Court of Appeal, at Nairobi July 12, 1990

Nyarangi, Gicheru JJA and Cockar Ag JA

Criminal Appeal No 38 of 1986

On July 12, 1990, Nyarangi, Gicheru JJA and Cockar Ag JA delivered the following


There is before the court a second appeal against the summary rejection under section 352 (2) of the Criminal Procedure Code. In this appeal, the issue of law which falls for consideration is whether or not the summary rejection is valid.

Learned senior state counsel concedes the appeal.

It is clear to us that several of the grounds of appeal in the memorandum of appeal before the High Court raised seriously arguable issues of law. Added to that is the fact that the appellant was arraigned of nine charges and therefore the possibility of duplicity of charges could not at this stage be fairly excluded.

For the foregoing reasons, the appeal is allowed, the summary rejection set aside and it is ordered that the appeal shall be set down for hearing if t…

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