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Trusted Society of Human Rights Alliance v. Mumo Matemo, Attorney-General Minister for Justice & Constitutional Affairs, Director of Public Prosecutions, Kenya Section of the International Commission of Jurists & Kenya Human Rights Commission

(2014) JELR 95253 (SC)

Supreme Court  •  Petition 12 of 2013  •  27 Feb 2014  •  Kenya

Coram
Mohammed Khadhar Ibrahim, Smokin C Wanjala

Judgement

REPUBLIC OF KENYA

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF KENYA AT NAIROBI

(Coram Ibrahim, Wanjala, SCJJ)

PETITION NO. 12 OF 2013

-BETWEEN-

TRUSTED SOCIETY OF HUMAN RIGHTS ALLIANCE................PETITIONER

-AND-

MUMO MATEMO........................................................1ST RESPONDENT

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL...........................................2ND RESPONDENT

MINISTER FOR JUSTICE and

CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS.........................................3RD RESPONDENT

DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS........................4TH RESPONDENT

THE KENYA SECTION OF THE INTERNATIONAL

COMMISSION OF JURISTS..........................................5TH RESPONDENT

KENYA HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION...........................6TH RESPONDENT

RULING

A. BACKGROUND

[1] The Petition before the Court is an appeal by Trusted Society of Human Rights Alliance against the judgement and decree of the Court of Appeal (Kihara Kariuki, Ouko, Kiage, Gatembu Kairu and Murgor JJA) dated 26th July, 2013 which reversed the High Court decision that had…

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