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M'Kiriara M'Mukanya & Sebastiano Nyamu v. Kabeere M'Mbijiwe

(1984) JELR 99190 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Appeal 13 of 1980  •  21 Feb 1984  •  Kenya

Coram
Zakayo Richard Chesoni, Alister Arthur Kneller, Kenneth D Potter

Judgement

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL

AT NAIROBI

( CORAM:Potter, Kneller JJA and Chesoni Ag JA )

CIVIL APPEAL 13 OF 1980

BETWEEN

1. M'KIRIARA M'MUKANYA

2. SEBASTIANO NYAMU................................................................APPELLANTS

AND

KABEERE M'MBIJIWE...............................................................RESPONDENTS

(Appeal from the High Court at Nyeri, Cockar J)

JUDGMENT

Kneller JA. This is a second appeal and one from a decision of the High Court (Cockar J) at Nyeri of July 10, 1979 who dismissed with costs the first appeal of M’Kiriara M’Mukanya (M’Mukanya) and Sebastiano Nyamu (Nyamu) from a judgment of January 25, 1979 of the then Senior Resident Magistrate at Meru in favour of Gilbert Kabeere M’Mbijiwe (M’Mbijiwe).

The memorandum of appeal filed on May 16, 1980 by M’Mukanya and Nyamu’s first advocates had just one (prolix) ground:

“The learned judge erred in law failing to appreciate and in misdirecting himself on the legal ingredients of the tort of trespass and in particular erred…

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