RULING OF THE COURT
 Before this Court is a reference brought by the applicants under Rule 55 (b) of the Court of Appeal Rules against the decision of a single Judge, (the late Otieno-Odek, JA) dated 18th July 2013 in which the single Judge declined to exercise his discretion in the applicants favour and dismissed the applicants Notice of Motion dated 13th June, 2012.
 The applicants’ motion was brought under Rule 4 of this Court’s Rules, seeking leave to file the Notice and Record of Appeal out of time. The applicants sought to appeal the decision of Sergon, J dated 17th September, 2010 in which the learned Judge dismissed the applicants’ motion seeking to have their suit reinstated following its dismissal for non-attendance.
 The application was premised on the ground that the 1st applicant was indisposed and was ailing hence there was a breakdown of communication between her and her advocate leading to the inordinate delay in the filing of the appeal. The 1st applicant, who s…