RULING OF THE COURT
It is now firmly established by the judicial authorities of this Court and those of the Supreme Court that for this Court to grant a certificate to a party to challenge its decision to the Supreme Court under Article 163 (4) (b) of the Constitution, the applicant must demonstrate that the intended appeal involves a matter of general public importance.
The threshold of “general public importance” has been defined variously to embody the following principles:
a clear formulated definition of what in the intended appeal amounts to a matter of general public importance. See Steyn v. Gnecchi – Ruscone  2 EA 348 and Koinange Investments and Development Ltd v. Robert Nelson Ngethe SC Appl. No. 4 of 2013;
the matter must be one the determination of which transcends the circumstances of the particular case with significant bearing on the public interest;
where the matter involves a point of law, the point must be substantial, so that its determination will have a significa…