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LAWS OF KENYA The JudicaTure acT Chapter 8 Revised Edition 2012 (2010) Published by the National Council for Law Reporting with the Authority of the Attorney General www.kenyalaw.org 2 CAP.

8 Judicature [Rev.

2012 CHAPTER 8 THE JUDICATURE ACT ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS Section 1Short title.

2Interpretation.

3Mode of exercise of jurisdiction.

4High Court is court of admiralty.

5Contempt of court.

6Protection of judges and ofcers.

7Number of puisne judges and judges of appeal.

8Precedence of puisne judges and of judges of appeal.

9Retiring age.

10Rules.

SCHEDULE.

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83 CHAPTER 8 10/1997, 16/1967, 4/1975, THE JUDICATURE ACT 6/1976, 14/1977, 6/1979, Commencement: 1st August 1967 L.N.

162/1980, 12/1981, 19/1982, An Act of Parliament to make provision concerning the jurisdiction of the 10/1983, 19/1984, High Court, the Court of Appeal and subordinate courts, and to L.N.

65/1984, make additional provision concerning the High Court, the Court of L.N.275/1990, 7/2007, Appeal and subordinate courts and the judges and ofcers of courts 10A of 2012.

1.

This Act may be cited as the Judicature Act.

Short title.

Interpretation.

2.

In this Act, judge means the Chief Justice or a judge 14 of 1977, Sch, appointed under Article 166(5) of the Constitution or a judge of appeal 10A of 2012, s.

2.

appointed under Article 166(4) of the Constitution and includes acting appointments.

3.

(1) The jurisdiction of the High Court, the Court of Appeal Mode of exercise of and of all subordinate courts shall be exercised in conformity with - jurisdiction.

(a) the Constitution; 14 of 1977, Sch.

(b) subject thereto, all other written laws, including the Acts of Parliament of the United Kingdom cited in Part I of the Schedule to this Act, modied in accordance with Part II of that Schedule; (c) subject thereto and so far as those written laws do not extend or apply, the substance of the common law, the doctrines of equity and the statutes of general applica- th tion in force in England on the 12 August, 1897, and the procedure and practice observed in courts of justice in England at that date; but the common law, doctrines of equity and statutes of general application shall apply so far only as the circumstances of Kenya and its inhabitants permit and subject to such qualications as those circumstances may render necessary.

(2) The High Court, the Court of Appeal and all subordinate courts shall be guided by African customary law in civil cases in which one or more of the parties is subject to it or affected by it, so far as it is applicable and is not repugnant to justice and morality or inconsistent with any written law, and shall decide all such cases according to substantial justice without undue regard to technicalities of procedure and without undue delay.

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(1) The High Court shall be a court of admiralty, and shall of admiralty.

exercise admiralty jurisdiction in all matters arising on the high seas, or in territorial waters, or upon any lake or other navigable inland waters in Kenya.

(2) The admiralty jurisdiction of the High Court shall be exercisable - (a) over and in respect of the same persons, things and matters, and (b) in the same manner and to the same extent, and (c) in accordance with the same procedure, as in the High Court in England, and shall be exercised in conformity with international laws and the comity of nations.

(3) In the exercise of its admiralty jurisdiction, the High Court may exercise all the powers which it possesses for the purpose of its other civil jurisdiction.

(4) An appeal shall lie from any judgment, order or decision of the High Court in the exercise of its admiralty jurisdiction within the Cap.

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same time and in the same manner as an appeal from a decree of the High Court under Part VII of the Civil Procedure Act.

Contempt of court.

5.

(1) The High Court and the Court of Appeal shall have the same 14 of 1977, Sch.

power to punish for contempt of court as is for the time being possessed by the High Court of Justice in England, and that power shall extend to upholding the authority and dignity of subordinate courts.

(2) An order of the High Court made by way of punishment for contempt of court shall be appealable as if it were a conviction and sentence made in the exercise of the ordinary original criminal jurisdiction of the High Court.

Protection of judges 6.

No judge or magistrate, and no other person acting judicially, and ofcers.

shall be liable to be sued in a civil court for an act done or ordered 10 of 1983, Sch.

by him in the discharge of his judicial duty, whether or not within the limits of his jurisdiction, provided he, at the time, in good faith believed himself to have jurisdiction to do or order the act complained of; and no ofcer of a court or other person bound to execute the lawful warrants, orders or other process of a judge or such person shall be liable to be sued in any court for the execution of a warrant, order or process which he would have been bound to execute if within the jurisdiction of the person issuing it.

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(1) The Court of Appeal shall consist of not more than thirty Number of judges of judges.

Appeal and the High Court.

(2) The High Court shall consist of not more than one hundred 14 of 1977, Sch., 6 of 1979, Sch., and fty judges.

12 of 1981, Sch., 19 of 1982, Sch., 19 of 1984, Sch., 10 of 1997, Sch., 7 of 2007, 10A of 2012, s.

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8.

(1) The judges shall rank among themselves according to the Precedence of judges priority of their respective appointments as judges: and of judges of appeal.

Provided that - 14 of 1977, Sch., (i) persons appointed to act as judges who were previously 10A of 2012, s.

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judges shall rank according to the date of their original appointment as judges; (ii) the President, if he is of the opinion that there are sufcient reasons for so doing, may determine the precedence of judges irrespective of the priority of their respective ap- pointments.

(2) The judges of appeal shall rank among themselves according to the priority of their respective appointments as judges of appeal: Provided that - (i) persons appointed to act as judges of appeal who were previously judges of appeal shall rank according to the date of their original appointment as judges of appeal; (ii) the President, if he is of the opinion that there are suf- cient reasons for so doing, may determine the precedence of judges of appeal irrespective of the priority of their respective appointments.

9.

For the purposes of section 62 (1) of the Constitution, the age Retiring age.

14 of 1977, Sch., at which a person holding the ofce of judge shall vacate his ofce L.N.

162/1980.

shall be seventy-four years.

10.

The Chief Justice may make rules of court for regulating Rules.

the practice and procedure of the High Court and, subject to any other 4 of 1975, s.

2.

written law, that of subordinate courts, and the power to make rules under this section shall include the power to prescribe fees and scales of remuneration.

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3(1)(b)) SCHEDULE Part I The Admiralty Offences (Colonial) Act 1849.

The Evidence Act 1851, sections 7 and 11.

The Foreign Tribunals Evidence Act 1856.

The Evidence by Commission Act 1859.

The British Law Ascertainment Act 1859.

The Admiralty Offences (Colonial) Act 1860.

The Foreign Law Ascertainment Act 1861.

The Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1874, section 51.

The Evidence by Commission Act 1885.

Part II 1.

The President shall replace the Governor, and a magistrate holding a subordinate court of the rst class shall replace a Magistrate.

2.

In section 51 of the Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1874, the High Court shall replace a Court of Probate.

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87 [Subsidiary] G.N.

1356/1952, SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION L.N.

87/1964, 21 of 1966, 2nd Sch., L.N.

3/1970, Rules of court under section 10* L.N.

122/1975, L.N.

71/1976, L.N.

139/1980, THE HIGH COURT (PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE) RULES L.N.

69/1981, L.N.

97/1981, Part 1 - VacatIons L.N.

69/1982, L.N.

109/1982, 1.

(1) The sittings of the High Court shall be three in every year.

L.N.

75/1985, L.N.

275/1990, (2) Such sittings other than in the Coast Province shall be as L.N.

552/1991, follows - L.N.

1/1992, L.N.

56/1992, L.N.

294/1995, (a) from 14th January to the Second Wednesday before Good L.N.

116/1997, Friday; 10/1997, L.N.

53/2013.

(b) from the Wednesday after Easter week to 31st July; and (c) from 16th September to 20th December.

(3) Sittings in the Coast Province shall be as follows - (a) from 5th February to the Friday before Good Friday; (b) from the Wednesday after Easter week to 31st July; and (c) from 19th August to 20th December.

(3) Despite subrule (1) and (2), the Chief Justice may determine sittings of the Court which sittings shall be advertised and notied in the manner as the Chief Justice may direct.

2.

Subject to Article 159(2) of the Constitution, the Chief Justice may, from time to time, by notice in the Gazette, determine the number of vacations of the Courts and ofces of the High Court.

3.

(1) Any party to any cause or matter may at any time apply by summons for the trial or hearing of such cause or matter during a vacation, and the judge being satised that there is urgent need for such trial or hearing may make an order for the trial or hearing of such cause or matter during the vacation and may xa date.

* These Rules are deemed to have been made under section 10 of the Act, by virtue of section 10(2) of the Act (as originally enacted).

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8 Judicature [Rev.

2012 [Subsidiary] (2) Any party to a cause or matter may, at any time during a vacation, le an urgent application with an afdavit giving the grounds thereof and the judge may deal with that application if satised that it is urgent, and where an application led under subrule (3) is referred to the judge, or where an appeal is made from a decision of the Registrar, the judge may deal with that application or appeal during a vacation if satised that it is urgent.

(3) Any party to a cause or matter may, at any time during a vacation other than the Summer Vacation in the Coast Province and Cap.

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Sub.

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the Christmas Vacation elsewhere, le an application which may under the Civil Procedure Rules be heard and determined by the Registrar.

4.

The days of the commencement and termination of each sitting and vacation shall be included in such sitting and vacation respectively.

5.

(1) The ofces of the High Court throughout Kenya, including Cap.

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Mombasa and all District Registries shall be open on every day of the year except Sundays and public holidays under the Public Holidays Act and such other days as the Chief Justice may direct.

(2) The hours during which the ofces of the High Court, including registries, shall be open to the public shall be from 8.00 a.m to 5.00 p.m on Monday through to Friday, or such other time as the Chief Justice may direct.

(3) Deleted by L.N.

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6.

The Chief Justice shall appoint vacation judges to hear and try all causes and matters arising under subrules (1) and (2) of rule 3.

7.

Deleted by L.N.

53/2013.

8.

(1) The Court ofces of all Resident Magistrates shall be open during the times set out in paragraphs (1) and (2) of rule 5.

(2) Deleted by L.N.

53/2013.

9.

During the vacations under rule 2, the Resident Magistrates Courts shall hear civil cases of an urgent nature and civil cases where advocates are not engaged.

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87/1964.) Part III - reference to HIgH court arcHIVes R.E.

1948, Vol.

V.

1.

In this Part - Interpretation.

archives means - (a) notes taken by the judge and evidence recorded in a case; (b) any pleading, application, order, exhibit or other document made, recorded or led in a case; (c) indices of cases and cause lists; judge includes a magistrate or other person acting in a judicial capacity; person directly interested includes the properly authorized representatives of that person.

2.

Reference to the archives may be made only on the terms Reference to and in the manner following - archives.

(a) application for reference to an archive must be in writing, Application, how signed by the person making it, and addressed to the judge or, made.

as regards the archives of the High Court, to the Registrar of the High Court; and the order of the judge or registrar shall be endorsed on the application so presented; (b) inspection of the les of pending cases may at the discretion Fees.

of the judge be granted free of charge to parties directly interested, but subject to this exception every application shall bear a stamp of Sh.

4 unless the fee is specially remitted or reduced by the judge on account of the poverty of the applicant; (c) in civil cases a person directly interested shall ordinarily be Civil cases.

Persons permitted to refer to an archive, and in civil cases decided interested.

more than a year before the date of application the provisions of this rule shall apply to the general public; Civil cases.

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than a year before the date of application, inspection of an archive by a person not directly interested shall only be permitted on special grounds; Criminal cases.

(e) in criminal cases leave shall ordinarily be granted to a person affected by a judgment or order of the court to refer to an archive relating to his case: Provided that the judge or registrar may for reasons to be stated by order allow a person other than a person affected to inspect the record of a criminal case; and the order shall state if the inspection shall be limited to the judgment or otherwise; Copies.

(f) unless specially ordered to the contrary, a person who has obtained leave to refer to an archive shall be entitled to have a copy thereof, and if application for the copy is made within seven days of inspection the fee paid for reference shall be treated as part payment for the copy, and the rates shall be such as may for the time being be prescribed by the fee table; and no reference fee shall be charged on an application for copies of archives required for the purposes of an appeal or application for revision; the estimated cost of copies shall be deposited in court when the copies are bespoken, unless the applicants undertaking to pay on demand is accepted in lieu thereof; Cause lists.

(g) reference may be made to the cause list of the day, and of the suits set down for hearing, on verbal application to the clerk of the court without payment; Place of inspection.

(h) archives may only be inspected in the court precincts and in the presence of an ofcer of the court, except with the special permission of the judge; Marks and erasures.

(i) no person who has obtained permission to refer to an archive may make any mark or erasure thereon or remove it or show it to a third party or make any copy or note therefrom except a note of the date or title.

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Part IV - transactIon of BusIness In cHamBers Transaction of 1.

The business in chambers of the judges of the High Court business in chambers.

and of subordinate courts shall be carried on in conjunction with their court business.

Business to be 2.

The business to be disposed of in chambers shall consist of the Rev.

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8 11 [Subsidiary] following matters, in addition to the matters which under any other rule disposed of in or by any Act may be disposed of in chambers - chambers.

(a) applications for payment or transfer to a person of cash or Applications for securities standing to the credit of any cause or matter where payment or transfer there has been a judgment or other order declaring the rights of cash or securities or where the title depends only upon proof of the identity of consequent on the birth, marriage or death of a person; judgment, etc.

(b) applications for payment to a person of the dividend or For payment of interest on securities standing to the credit of any cause or dividends or interest.

matter, whether to a separate account or otherwise; (c) applications on behalf of an infant if a ward of court or the On behalf of infants.

administration of the estate of the infant, or the maintenance of the infant if under the direction of the court; (d) applications for the settlement of property of an infant on For settlement of marriage; infants property.

(e) applications as to the guardianship and maintenance or advancement of infants; As to guardianship, (f) applications for orders on the further consideration of a cause etc., of infants.

or matter where the order to be made is for the distribution For the distribution of an insolvent estate or for the distribution of the estate of of insolvent and other an intestate, or for the distribution of a fund among creditors estates.

or debenture-holders; (g) applications for time to plead, for leave to amend pleadings, For time to plead, etc.

for discovery and production of documents and generally all applications relating to the conduct of a cause or matter; (h) applications analogous to those in vendor and purchaser Vendor and purchaser summonses in the High Court in England; summonses.

(i) such other matters as the judge may think t to dispose of Other matters.

at chambers.

Part V - Letters of request for serVIce of Process R.E.

1948,Vol.

V.

1.

Where, in a civil or commercial matter pending before a court or Procedure on tribunal of a foreign country, a letter of request from that court or tribunal requests for service for service on a person in Kenya of a process or citation in that matter of process.

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2012 [Subsidiary] shall be adopted - (a) the letter of request for service shall be accompanied by a translation thereof in the English language, and by two copies of the process or citation to be served, and two copies thereof in the English language; (b) service shall be effected by delivering to and leaving with the person to be served one copy of the process to be served, and one copy of the translation thereof in accordance with rules and practice of the High Court regulating service of persons; (c) after service has been effected, the process server shall return to the Registrar of the High Court one copy of the process, together with the evidence of service by afdavit of the person effecting the service veried by a magistrate and particulars of charges for the cost of effecting service; (d) the particulars of charges for the cost of effecting service shall be submitted to the Registrar of the High Court, who shall certify the correctness of the charges, or such other amount as is properly payable for the cost of effecting service; (e) the Registrar shall transmit to the Minister the letter of request for service received from the foreign country, together with the evidence of service, with a certicate appended thereto duly sealed with the seal of the High Court for use out of the jurisdiction; and the certicate shall be in the form in the Schedule.

2.

Upon the application of the Attorney-General, the court or a judge may make all such orders for substituted service or otherwise as may be necessary to give effect to this Part.

scHeduLe to Part V Certicate of Service of Foreign Process I, ., Registrar of the High Court of Kenya, hereby certify that the documents annexed hereto are as follows - (a) the original letter of request for service of process received from the court or tribunal at.

in the.

of.

in the matter of.

versus.

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; and [Subsidiary] (b) the process received with such letter of request; and (c) the evidence of service upon.

, the person named in such letter of request, together with the verication of a magistrate.

And I further have the honour to request that you will be are such as are required by the law and practice of the High Court of Kenya regulating the service of legal process in Kenya and the proof thereof.

And I certify that the cost of effecting such service amounts to the sum of Sh.

.

Dated This.

Day Of.

19.

Part VI - Letters of request to a foreIgn trIBunaL to examIne WItnesses aBroad R.E.

1948, Vol.

V.

The following shall be the form of a letter of request to a foreign tribunal to examine witnesses abroad: - Whereas an action is now pending in the High Court of Kenya at ., in which.

is plaintiff and.

is defendant.

And in the said action the plaintiff claims [insert endorsement on writ].

And whereas it has been represented to the said court that it is necessary, for the purposes of justice and for the due determination of the matters in dispute between the parties, that the following persons should be examined as witnesses upon oath touching such matters, that is to say, E.F., of ., G.H., of.

, and I.J., of.

And it appearing that such witnesses are resident within the jurisdiction of your honourable court.

Now I,.

, as the Judge of the High Court of Kenya, have the honour to request, and do hereby request, that, for the reasons aforesaid and for the assistance of the High Court of Kenya, you as the President and Judges of the said.

, or some one or more of you, will be pleased to summon the said witnesses (and such other witnesses as the agents of the said plaintiff and defendant shall humbly request you in writing so to summon) to attend at such time and place as you shall appoint before some one or more of you, or such other person as according to the procedure of your court is competent to take the examination of witnesses, and that you will cause such witnesses to be examined upon the interrogatories which accompany this letter 14 CAP.

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And I certify that such service so proved, and the proof thereof, pleased to cause the answers of the said witnesses to be reduced into writing, and all books, letters, papers and documents produced upon such examination to be duly marked for identication, and that you will be further pleased to authenticate such examination by the seal of your Tribunal, or in such other way as is in accordance with your procedure, and to return the same, together with such request in writing, if any, for the examination of other witnesses, through the Minister, for transmission to the High Court.

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V.

Part VII - eVIdence for foreIgn trIBunaLs L.N.

87/1964.

Application to court.

1.

Where, under the Foreign Tribunals Evidence Act 1856, a 19 and 20 Vict., c.

civil or commercial matter or a criminal matter, is pending before a 113.

court or tribunal of a foreign country and it is made to appear to the court or a judge, by commission rogatoire, or letter of request, or other evidence as hereinafter provided, that that court or tribunal is desirous of obtaining the testimony in relation to the matter of any witness or witnesses within the jurisdiction, the court or a judge may, on the ex parte application of any person shown to be duly authorized to make the application on behalf of the foreign court or tribunal, and on production of the commission rogatoire, or letter of request, or of a certicate signed in the manner and certifying to the effect mentioned in section 2 of the Foreign Tribunals Evidence Act 1856, or such other evidence as the court or a judge may require, make such order or orders as may be necessary to give effect to the intention of the Acts above mentioned in conformity with section 1 of the Foreign Tribunals Evidence Act 1856.

Form of order.

2.

An order made under rule 1 shall be in the form in Schedule I with such variations as circumstances may require.

Examination.

3.

The examination may be ordered to be taken before any t and proper person nominated by the person applying, or other qualied person as the court or judge may think t; and a person appointed by the court or a judge shall be entitled to charge the fees and charges mentioned in Schedule III and shall endorse on the depositions when he transmits them to the Registrar of the High Court a statement of the hours within which the examination began and ended.

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forward it to the Registrar of the High Court, and on receipt thereof the Registrar shall append thereto a certicate, in the form in Schedule II, with such variations as circumstances may require, duly sealed with the seal of the High Court for use out of the jurisdiction, and shall forward the depositions so certied, and the commission rogatoire or letter of request, if any, to the Minister, for transmission to the foreign court or tribunal requiring it.

5.

An order made under rule 1 may direct the examination to Method of be taken as requested by the commission rogatoire or letter of request examination.

from the Foreign Court, or therein signied to be in accordance with the practice or requirements of such a court or tribunal, or as requested by the applicant for the order; but in the absence of any such special directions in the order for examination it shall be taken in the manner prescribed by rule 6.

6.

(1) The provisions of the Civil Procedure Act and of the rules of Procedure.

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and examination of witnesses and to the remuneration of and penalties to be imposed upon witnesses shall apply to persons required to give evidence or to produce documents under this Part, and for the purposes of this rule an examiner appointed under this Part shall be deemed to be a civil court.

(2) An examiner appointed under this Part may apply to a court within the local limits of whose jurisdiction a witness resides for the issue of process which he may nd it necessary to issue to or against that witness, and the court may issue any process it considers reasonable and proper.

7.

This Part applies, so far as may be, to applications under the Application of rules Evidence by Commission Act 1859 for the purpose of giving effect to British Tribunals.

to a commission or letter of request from a Commonwealth Tribunal 22 Vict., c.

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out of the jurisdiction, but in those cases the duly certied depositions and letter of request, if any, shall be returned to the authority which forwarded the commission or letter of request, unless they are returned under the provisions of rule 9.

8.

Where a commission rogatoire or letter of request mentioned Application in rule 9 is transmitted to the High Court by the Minister with an to court by Attorney- intimation that it is desirable that effect should be given to it without General.

requiring an application to be made to the court by the agents in Kenya of any of the parties to the action or matter in the foreign country, the Registrar of the High Court shall transmit it to the Attorney-General, who may thereupon make such applications and take such steps as 16 CAP.

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Return of 9.

Where a commission rogatoire or letter of request has been commission direct received from a Foreign Court or Tribunal direct, without having to Court or Foreign been transmitted through the Minister, then, notwithstanding anything Tribunal.

contained in rule 4, the Registrar may, after the commission rogatoire or letter of request has been complied with, if in his opinion the course would tend to avoid undue inconvenience and delay, return the depositions duly certied direct to the Court or Foreign Tribunal from which the commission rogatoire or letter of request emanated.

scHeduLe I to Part VII Order under the Foreign Tribunals Evidence Act 1856 (a) Name of In the High Court of Kenya.

Registrar.

(a) .Registrar.

In the matter of the Foreign Tribunals Evidence Act 1856 (19 and 20 Vict., c.

113).

(b) Description of And in the matter of a Civil [or Commercial] [or Criminal] Foreign Tribunal.

proceeding now pending before (b) instituted as follows: - Between.

Plaintiff and.

Defendant.

(c) Name and Upon reading the afdavit (if any) of.

led.

description of the.

day of.

19 ., and the certicate of the Ambassador, (c) .that proceedings are pending in the (b).

Minister, Diplomatic.

in Agent, Consul of the foreign country.

(d) Name of foreign country.

(d).

and that such court is desirous of (e) Names of obtaining the testimony of witnesses.

(f) Name and address (e).

of the examiner.

It is ordered that the said witnesses do attend before (f) (g) Place appointed ., who is hereby appointed examiner herein, at for examination.

(g).

on the.

day of.

19.

at.

oclock, or such other day and time as the said (h) Description examiner may appoint, and do there submit to be examined upon oath, of documents, if or afrmation, touching the testimony so required as aforesaid, and do any, required to be then and there produce (h).

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And, it is further ordered that the said examiner do take down in writing the evidence of the said witness, or witnesses, according to the rules and practice of the High Court of Kenya pertaining to the examination and cross-examination of witnesses (or as may be otherwise directed); and do cause each and every such witness to sign his or her depositions in his, the said examiners, presence; and do sign the depositions taken in pursuance of this order, and, when so completed, do transmit the same, together with this order, to the Registrar, the High Court of Kenya, Nairobi, for transmission to the President of the said Tribunal desiring the evidence of such witness or witnesses.

Dated this.

day of.

19.

scHeduLe II to Part VII Certicate under the Foreign Tribunals Evidence Act 1856 I, ., Registrar of the High Court of Kenya, hereby certify that the documents annexed hereto are (1) the original order of the High Court of Kenya dated the.

day of.

19 ., made in the matter of.

., pending in the.

at.

.

in the .of.

.

directing the examination of certain witnesses to be taken before.

and (2) the examination and depositions taken by the said.

pursuant to the said order, and duly signed and completed by him on the.

day of.

19.

Dated this.

day of.

19.

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459/1957.

scHeduLe III to Part VII Examiners Fees Sh.

cts.

1.

On taking evidence on commission - (a) for giving an appointment to take an examination 30 00 (b) for each hour or part of an hour occupied in taking the evidence 40 00 Note.-The party prosecuting the order, or his advocate, shall also pay interpretation and clerical fees, all reasonable 18 CAP.

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Court Fees Sh.

cts.

2.

On a request made by a foreign court or tribunal for taking evidence within Kenya - (a) on registering letter of request to take evidence 15 00 (b) on application under rule 1 15 00 (c) on order thereon 10 00 (d) other fees the same as those payable under rules for the time being in force relating to fees payable in the High Court.

No court fee shall be charged in respect of service when a request is received by the Registrar in a civil or commercial matter pending before a court or tribunal in a foreign country with which a convention in that behalf has been or shall be made and applied to Kenya.

The particulars of charges of the ofcer or agent employed to effect service shall be submitted to the Registrar of the High Court, who shall certify the amount properly payable in respect thereof.

Part VIII - attacHment and saLe of ProPerty L.N.

122/1975, L.N.

69/1982.

[Revoked by L.N.

69/1981] L.N.

294/1978.

Part Ix - court fees 1.

The fees specied in the Schedule to this Part shall be leviable by the High Court and courts subordinate thereto in respect of the matters and proceedings mentioned therein, and no portion of any fee which has been properly levied in accordance with the Schedule to this Part upon the ling of a suit or other proceeding shall be refunded because a lesser amount was adjudged to be payable than was assessed as being involved in the suit or proceeding, or by reason of any settlement or abandonment of any suit or proceeding.

2.

(1) In any case where a court fee is assessed and levied or sought to be levied by a registry of the High Court or of a subordinate court by virtue of these Rules the person required to pay the fee may, if he wishes to contend that such fee has been wrongly assessed or that no Rev.

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8 19 fee is leviable, pay the fee so assessed and within seven days thereafter [Subsidiary] le in that registry a protest in writing against the fee setting out the grounds upon which he relies in his contention; and upon receipt of the protest, the registry shall forthwith consider it and inform the person by whom the fee was paid in writing of the result of such consideration.

(2) If as a result of its consideration the registry is of the opinion that the fee paid was in excess of the lawful fee or that no fee was leviable it shall forthwith refund to the person by whom it was paid the amount of the excess or of the fee as the case may be.

(3) If the person by whom the fee was paid is not satised with the decision of the registry upon his protest he may require in writing that the registry thereupon refer the matter to a judge or resident magistrate (as the case may be) in chambers for determination and the order to be made in writing on that reference shall be nal.

(4) A fee of Sh.

100 shall be payable on a written protest which fee will be returnable to the person by whom it was paid in the event of the protest succeeding in whole or in part.

scHeduLe to Part Ix court fees sectIon 1 - generaL Sh.

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Sale of forms: (a) Summons for directions (per form) 10 00 (b) Other forms: Per 1 form.

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5 00 per 50 forms.

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160 00 per 100 forms.

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.320 00 2.

For taking particulars of plaint.

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100 00 3.

On ling a plaint or counterclaim (save as may be otherwise provided for) where the subject-matter involved - (a) does not exceed Sh.

100.

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50 00 (b) exceeds Sh.

100, a fee of Sh.

50 together with an additional fee of Sh.

20 for every Sh.

100 or part thereof up to Sh.

2,000 20 CAP.

8 Judicature [Rev.

2012 [Subsidiary] and then an additional fee of Sh.

10 for every additional Sh.

100 or part there- of up to Sh.

5,000 and thereafter an additional fee of Sh.

5 and additional Sh.

100 or part thereof, the whole fee not to exceed Sh.

70, 000 subject in the High Court to a minimum fee of.

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1,500 00 4.

On ling an election petition of any nature- (a) in the High Court.

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25,000 00 (b) in a subordinate court.

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10,000 00 5.

A hearing fee for every day or part of a day after the rst two days during which the case is being heard before a judge or magistrate in court: to be paid as a further additional fee on the plaint or petition (or, if the judge or magistrate so directs, on the counterclaim) - (a) in the High Court.

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2,000 00 (b) in the Resident Magistrates Court.

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.1,250 00 (c) in all other courts.

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200 00 6.

On submission of a special case- (a) where the amount involved cannot be estimated 2,000 00 (b) where the amount involved can be estimated - a fee as on a plaint in accordance with item 3.

Note.- If the subject-matter has a pecuniary value, ad valorem fees are chargeable; if not, the fees is Sh.

1,500.

If the subject-matter has both a pecuniary and a non-pecuniary value, ad valorem fees on the pecuniary value only are chargeable.

7.

On a reference to the High Court other than by way of appeal or review - Rev.

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8 21 Schedule to Part IX - (contd.) [Subsidiary] (a) if in chambers.

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1,000 00 (b) if in court.

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2,000 00 7A.

For listing of a matter for mention only unless the judge or magistrate otherwise directs.

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150 00 8.

In a suit where there is a claim for damages of an unspecied amount or where the amount involved in the suit cannot be estimated at a money value and no special fee is prescribed for that class of suit.

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1,500 00 Provided that - (i) where, and as soon as, the amount of damages or the amount otherwise involved in the suit is ascertained by judgement of the court or by agreement of the parties or other- wise, an ad valorem fee on the amount so ascertained shall be calculated in accordance with the scale in item 3 and, if that fee exceeds Sh.1,500 the excess shall immediately become payable; (ii) where the court has delivered a judgement which does not specically state the amount of money involved in the judgement and parties cannot agree upon that amount, any party to the suit or the registrar may apply to the court to assess the amount for the purpose of levying a fee under this Schedule and the court may assess the amount accordingly.

9.

(a) On filing a plaint An ad valorem fee in a suit for arrears of rent by a of 15% on the yearly landlord againsta tenant where rental of the property an order for the possession of the in addition to the fee property occupied is sought from leviable for recovery the tenant.

of rent under item 3 subject to a minimum of Sh.

1,500 and a maximum of Sh.

70,000.

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2012 [Subsidiary] Schedule to Part IX - (contd.) (b) Where no rent is claimed An ad valorem fee but an order for possession only of 15% on the yearly is claimed.

rental value of the property, subject to a minimum of Sh.

1,500 to a maximum of Sh.

70,000.

10.

On an interlocutory application, including the ling of one or more afdavits in support.

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250 00 Note.-Notices of motion are generally interlocutory but a notice of motion under Order XXXV, rule 1 is an application for nal judgment and the fee is as prescribed in item 10A.

10A.

For an application for summary judgment under Order XXXV in the High Court.

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1,000 00 In a subordinate court.

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250 00 11.

On an application in the High Court for judgment under Order IXA which fee includes any fee on the decree and on any certicate of costs.

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500 00 12.

On the ling of an application for judicial review for an order of mandamus prohibition certiorari or any application for a constitutional reference 6,000 00 Provided however that on ling of an application for enforcement of a judicial order or decree against a Government department, a fee of Sh.1,500 shall be charged and provided further that on ling an application for habeas corpus, a fee of Sh.

1,500 shall be charged.

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(a) On a summons, motion, application or demand taken out, made or led (not Rev.

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8 23 Schedule to Part IX - (contd.) [Subsidiary] particularly charged and subject to item 10).

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250 00 Provided that no fee shall be chargeable on an application for execution of a decree where the amount sought to be recovered, including the costs of the application, is less than Sh.

300.

(b) On a decree or order ( not particularly charged and subject to item 10).

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150 00 (c) On an originating summons or originating motion, if the value of the subject-matter can be determined, ad valorem fee under item 3 (b) shall be charged; but if the value of the subject-matter cannot be determined, a minimum fee of Sh.

1,500 shall be charged.

(d) On application for stay of execution of a decree or order - in the High Court.

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1,000 00 in a subordinate court.

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250 00 14.(1) On an application for the adjournment of a hearing of a suit whether or not by consent in the High Court - (a) if made at the hearing or at any time after conrmation of the suit in the call over.

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1,000 00 (b) if made at the call over at request of the party making it.

500 00 (c) on an application for adjournment of an interlocutory summons notice of a motion or any application made at the hearing thereof.

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400 00 (2) On an application for adjournment in a subordinate court of a resident magistrates, principal magistrates or a chief magistrates court- (a) if made at the hearing of a suit or within one month thereof.

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400 00 24 CAP.

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2012 [Subsidiary] Schedule to Part IX - (contd.) (b) on an application for adjournment of an interlocutory application if made at the hearing thereof.

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200 00 (3) In any other court on an application- (a) for adjournment of a suit at the hearing thereof 200 00 (b) for adjournment of an interlocutory application at the hearing thereof.

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100 00 Provided that the Chief Justice, the presiding judge or magistrate or an ofcer designated by the Chief Justice may, on application in that behalf for good cause shown, remit all or part of such fee.

15.

On the taking or passing of an account by an ofcer of the court otherwise than in court unless the judge or magistrate otherwise orders, minimum fee.

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400 00 And in addition for every hour or part thereof after the rst hour spent in taking or passing the account 200 00 Note.-This fee should not be charged until the account has actually been taken.

16.

For service of a document on a party witness, assessor or other person: (a) within two miles of the court issuing it.

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150 00 (b) beyond that distance up to ten miles.

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300 00 (c) over ten miles, in addition to the cost of transport.

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400 00 (d) for service of a document within Kenya, Rev.

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8 25 Schedule to Part IX - (contd.) [Subsidiary] at the request of a court or party outside Kenya, in addition to any expenses incurred by the person serving the document.

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200 00 Provided that no court fee shall be charged in respect of service when a request therefor is received by the registrar in relation to a civil matter pending before a court or tribunal in a foreign country with which a convention in that behalf has been made and applied to Kenya and is subsisting.

The particulars of charges of the ofcer or agent employed to effect service shall be submitted to the registrar who shall certify the amount properly payable in respect thereof.

16A.

Issuing summons to enter appearance or any other summons not provided for.

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50 00 17.

(a) On the issue of witness summons or notice ( not particularly charged).

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50 00 (b) On the issue of every order for execution such as a warrant of attachment or of sale of property or a warrant of arrest and of attachment of salary.

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50 00 18.

For attending to view, in addition to all other expenses incurred, unless otherwise ordered.

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400 00 19.

On ling a bill of costs for taxation, drawn as between advocate and client or party and party, for every ten folios or part thereof.

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250 00 20.

On a deposit of a document or bundle of documents.

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300 00 26 CAP.

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2012 [Subsidiary] Schedule to Part IX - (contd.) 21.

On taking an afdavit or declaration (other than by a court process server deposing as to his service of a document).

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50 00 22.

For every exhibit an afdavit or declaration.

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10 00 23.

For attending elsewhere than at the ofces of the court to administer an oath or afrmation or to take a declaration in addition to the ordinary fee thereon.

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300 00 Provided if that the distance travelled exceeds two miles such further fees as will cover the cost of the entire journey shall be charged.

24.

(a) On balance of 10 per cent on any estate of deceased person amount or value up paid into court.

to and including 100 and 5 per cent (b) For superintending or above, in no case taking an inventory.

exceeding a total (c) On deposit of any money fee of Sh.

3,000.

or valuables in court.

(d) On money lodged in court otherwise than within the framework of an existing suit.

10 percent on 25.

On payment of money into the payment court in an action.

not exceeding a maximum fee of KSh.

1,500.

26.

(a) On ling in the High Court consent of judgement.

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150 00 (b) On ling in any court other that the High Court an application for entering judgment ex parte and/or consent to judgement not otherwise provided for.

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150 00 27.

(a) On ling in the High Court or the Resident Magistrates Court any Rev.

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8 27 Schedule to Part IX - (contd.) [Subsidiary] other document for the ling where of no other special fees is prescribed 75 00 (b) On ling in any court other than High Court or the Resident Magistrates Court any other document for the ling whereof no other special fee is prescribed under this schedule 25 00 Provided that no fee is payable on the ling of a letter of settlement save where herein otherwise provided.

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For certifying or attesting a signature or seal on a document.

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75 00 29.

For attendance of an ofcer of the court at a sale for each hour or part of an hour.

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300 00 30.

On reference to the archives - (a) in a district magistrates court.

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25 00 (b) in any other court.

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50 00 (c) in the Probate Registry, per calendar year of search 50 00 31.

For making a photocopy of any document in the archives: per foolscap page.

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10 00 32.

For making an uncertied copy of any document in the archives otherwise than by photocopy process: per foolscap page.

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30 00 33.

For certifying a copy of any documents in the archives or prepared outside the court: per foolscap page or a part thereof.

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30 00 34.

All certicates not otherwise provided for.

.100 00 35.

For ofcial translation of any document - (a) for the rst folio of 100 words or part thereof 200 00 28 CAP.

8 Judicature [Rev.

2012 [Subsidiary] Schedule to Part IX - (contd.) (b) for each subsequent folio or part thereof 100 00 36.

For certifying a translation tendered by a party - (a) for the rst folio of 100 words or part thereof 100 00 (b) for each subsequent folio or part thereof 50 00 37.

For every communication with a court or tribunal outside Kenya.

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250 00 Provided that no communication fee shall be chargeable for sending or returning a summons decree or notice to any court or tribunal outside Kenya where the fee prescribed in item 16 (d) has been charged.

38.

For every communication with another court or tribunal within Kenya, including communications relating to the transfer of cases from one registry to another (other than a reminder).

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100 00 39.

On the ling of a recognizance, bail bond or surety.

50 00 40.

(a) For taking a shorthand note of evidence in court or chambers there shall be payable by the party requesting the note ( unless the court otherwise directs) a fee per hour or part thereof 150 00 (b) For an uncertied copy of a transcript of the short hand note - (i) for the rst copy per folio of 100 words or part thereof 30 00 (ii) for each additional copy per folio or part thereof 10 00 41.

(1) For the execution of a warrant or service of process issuing from a civil court by the police, in addition to the ordinary court fees chargeable under any other item - Rev.

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8 29 Schedule to Part IX - (contd.) [Subsidiary] (a) for service in ordinary course of police patrol duty when no special journey is made - no fee other than the ordinary service fees under item 16; (b) for service by a police ofcer when a special journey is made at the request of the party on whose behalf the document is to be served or of the advocate representing that party: (i) when the distance the ofcer has to travel does not exceed two miles from the police station where he is stationed.

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75 00 (ii) when the distance exceeds two miles at the rate laid down from time to time for Government ofcers using their own motor vehicles in the public service.

(2) For execution of civil warrants of arrest if that duty necessitates the absence of a police ofcer from his station for a longer period than six hours: for the rst six hours and for each day or part of a day thereafter - (a) for an ofcer of or above the rank of inspector 200 00 (b) for any other ofcer 100 00 (3) In addition to the court fees already prescribed in this paragraph, there shall be paid by the party requiring the services of a police ofcer, any necessary rail fares and mileage allowances at the rate laid down from time to time for Government ofcers using their own motor vehicles in the public service when the vehicle is used, which fares or allowances shall be paid to the police ofcer effecting the service and there shall be paid by the party to that police ofcer subsistence allowance to be determined by the court.

42.

On the estates of wards of court, minors or lunatics managed by the court or trustee 30 CAP.

8 Judicature [Rev.

2012 [Subsidiary] Schedule to Part IX - (contd.) appointed by the court, the charge for management per calendar year or part thereof shall be - (a) if the capital value of the estates does not exceed Sh.

1,000.

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150 00 if the capital value of the estate exceeds Sh.

1,000 but does not exceed Sh.

5,000 750 00 if the capital value of the estate exceeds Sh.

5,000 a fee calculated on the capital value of the estate at 5 per cent (b) and, in every case, on the net annual income of the estate 10% Note.- The above fees shall not apply to the Public Trustee.

43.

On a protest against a fee as assessed in the registry (returnable if the protest is upheld) 1,500 00 sectIon II - comPany matters 1.

On presenting in a petition - (a) to conrm an alteration in a memorandum 1,500 00 (b) to conrm the substitution of a memorandum and articles for a deed of settlement 1,500 00 (c) to sanction a reorganization of capital 1,500 00 (d) to conrm a reduction of capital 1,500 00 (e) to sanction a compromise or scheme of arrangement 1,500 00 (f) to restore a name to the register of companies 750 00 (g) of such a nature as is not herein provided for 1,500 00 Provided that when a petition is presented under more than one of the above items, a fee of Sh.300 only shall be paid in respect of each additional item after the rst.

2.

On an application for extension of time, Rev.

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8 31 Schedule to Part IX - (contd.) [Subsidiary] for registration or for rectication of a register of mortgages, or for the registration of an allotment of shares 750 00 sectIon III - aPPeaLs and aPPLIcatIons for reVIeW of Judg- ment 1.

Save as otherwise provided, on appeal from any court or tribunal within Kenya to any other court or tribunal within Kenya (other than the Court of Appeal) - (a) on ling a memorandum of appeal from any court, tribunal or other body from which an appeal lies to the High Court ( save as otherwise provided) 1,500 00 (aa) on ling an appeal from the Business Premises Tribunal or Rent Restriction Tribunal, minimum 2,500 00 Provided if the yearly rental value can be ascertained the scale laid down in item 3 of Section I shall be applicable subject to the said minimum.

(b) on appeals from orders in interlocutory matters and motions 750 00 (c) on ling security for costs 200 00 2.

On ling an application for review of judgment, half the fee payable on the original plaint, but not to exceed Sh.1,500.

sectIon IV - matrImonIaL matters 1.

On ling a petition (other than for a protection order) - (a) to the High Court 1,500 00 (b) to a subordinate court 500 00 2.

On ling a petition for a protection order: a fee 32 CAP.

8 Judicature [Rev.

2012 [Subsidiary] calculated under Section I upon the estimated value of the property to be protected.

3.

Motions and chamber applications - (a) ling fee 250 00 (b) fee on the order 150 00 (c) for services: as under Section I.

4.

On an application for a registrars certicate of compliance 200 00 5.

On a decree nisi 150 00 6.

On an application for a decree absolute 200 00 7.

On an order making a decree absolute 150 00 8.

On a registrars certicate that a decree has been made absolute 75 00 9.

Other fees: as prescribed in this Schedule.

sectIon V - regIstratIon of Judgments under tHe foreIgn Judgment (recIProcaL enforcement) act 1.

On ling an application and supporting afdavit.

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200 00 2.

On ling any other afdavit.

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50 00 3.

On issuing summons for leave to register.

200 00 4.

On any other summons.

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100 00 5.

On the order of registration.

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150 00 6.

Other fees: as prescribed in this Schedule.

sectIon VI - crImInaL and quasI-crImInaL matters 1.(a) On every summons or warrant issued at the instance of private prosecutor Rev.

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8 33 (unless directed by the court to be issued free [Subsidiary] of charge).

1,000 00 (b) Service fee: as in item 16 in Section I.

2.

On hearing a private prosecution (unless otherwise directed by court) for the rst day 1,500 00 For each subsequent day or part thereof.

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1,000 00 3.

On a warrant of commitment.

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50 00 4.

On an application to the High Court for revision ( per person).

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300 00 5.

On ling a petition of appeal - (a) to the High Court.

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500 00 (b) to a subordinate court.

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150 00 Provided that the judge or magistrate before whom the appeal is heard may waive these fees at his discretion.

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On any other application to the court or to a judge in chambers (per person).

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300 00 Part x - fees In crImInaL aPPeaLs R.E.

1948, Vol.

V.

1.

(1) Where a defendant in a criminal case tried by a subordinate court desires to appeal to the High Court against the order or sentence of the court and alleges that he is unable to pay the prescribed fees in connexion with the appeal by reason of his poverty, he shall so inform the court whose order or sentence is to be appealed against, and the court shall thereupon inquire into the means of the defendant.

(2) The court, where it is satised as to the poverty of the defendant, shall forward a report to that effect to the High Court, and shall make a recommendation in the report as to what proportion, if any, of the prescribed fees should be paid by the defendant together with a statement of the reasons for its recommendation.

(3) Where a defendant so desiring to appeal is in gaol, the ofcer in charge of the gaol shall make the inquiry, report and recommendation provided for in this rule, and the High Court may receive that report and recommendation in lieu of a report and recommendation by the court 34 CAP.

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2012 [Subsidiary] whose order or sentence is to be appealed against.

2.

The High Court may - (a) accept and give effect to a report or recommendation made under rule 1; or (b) vary or refuse to accept the report or recommendation; or (c) direct a court or gaoler to make a further inquiry, report and recommendation.

3.

Where the High Court in respect of an appeal to which this Part refers - (a) decides to reserve its decision as to the exercise of its powers under rule 2 in regard to a report or recommendation; or (b) has been notied that an inquiry under rule 1 is being conducted but has not yet received the report and recommendation relating to the inquiry, the court, prior to the exercise of those powers or to the receipt of the report and recommendation, as the case may be, may proceed to hear and determine the appeal.

R.E.

1948, Vol.

V.

Part xI - fees of court In ProceedIngs for tHe acquIsItIon of Land for PuBLIc PurPoses The amount of court fees payable on a memorandum of appeal against an order relating to compensation under any law for the time being in force regulating the compulsory acquisition of land for public purposes shall be computed according to the ad valorem scale at present in force in civil cases upon the difference between the amount awarded and the amount claimed by the appellant.

R.E.

1948,Vol.V Part xII - costs under tHe mInIng act G.N.

1572/ 1955.

Cap.

306.

1.

When an order has been made by the Commissioner of Mines under section 66 of the Mining Act for the payment of the costs in a dispute adjudicated upon under the provisions of section 61 of that Act, and an advocate has been employed, costs in addition to court fees may be allowed to the successful party according to the following scale- (a) the remuneration of advocates for and in connexion with conducting cases on behalf of clients in respect of inquiries into disputes before the Commissioner (Mines and Geology) Rev.

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8 35 shall be such sum per diem not less than Sh.

20 and not [Subsidiary] exceeding Sh.100 as the Commissioner shall in each case allow, and in addition to that remuneration the Commissioner (Mines and Geology) may allow an advocate his reasonable travelling expenses in connexion with the case; (b) the scale of allowances to witnesses shall apply to witnesses in proceedings under the Mining Act, and shall also apply to a party who is a material and necessary witness.

2.

(1) The taxing ofcer shall not be absolutely bound by the above scale, but shall allow such just and reasonable charges and expenses as appear to have been properly incurred in procuring evidence.

(2) The loss of time of a witness shall be taken into consideration.

(3) A party who is a material and necessary witness may be allowed for his loss of time and expenses as if a stranger to the suit.

(4) When taxing costs, witnesses expenses shall be supported by a statement signed by the advocate and led with the bill of costs stating the place of abode and the condition, quality, occupation or rank in life of the witnesses or intended witnesses charged for, the distance they have had to travel, the mode of travel, and if by rail the class in which the witnesses travelled for the purpose of attending the trial, also whether to the knowledge or belief of the deponents they attended as the witnesses in any other cause or came upon any other business, also that they were material and necessary witnesses for the party on the trial of the cause, and the notes of their evidence shall be produced on taxation.

(5) The allowances in respect of fees to any accountants, merchants, engineers, actuaries and scientic persons to whom a question is referred shall, save where the court or judge otherwise orders, be regulated by the taxing ofcer, subject to review by the court.

Part xIII - cost of IdentIfIcatIon By tHe fInger PrInt system R.E.

1948, Vol.

V.

1.

In all court proceedings, criminal as well as civil, in which the evidence of a representative of the central nger print bureau is required by any party to the proceedings other than the Government for the purpose of identifying or distinguishing persons by the nger print system, the fees and charges set out in the Schedule shall be allowed as costs in the cause.

2.

All fees and charges paid to or recovered by the central nger print bureau under this Part shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

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2012 [Subsidiary] scHeduLe to Part xIII Sh.

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Upon an examination and report 10 00 2.

For photographing rst copy 5 00 3.

Additional copies, each 1 00 4.

For enlarging, per copy 2 50 5.

For drawing points of comparison 20 00 6.

Witness fees, attendance in court to give expert evidence, per day, or part thereof 40 00 7.

Such travelling expenses and allowances as have reasonably been incurred.

R.E.

1948, Vol.

V.

Part xIV - cLearIng offIce 1.

The proper ofcer before whom certicates shall, in pursuance Ofcer before whom of Article 1 (iv) of the Treaty of Peace Order in Council 1919, be certicate should be produced for registration shall be the Registrar or deputy registrar of produced.

the High Court.

Duplicate certicate.

2.

A duplicate of each certicate produced for registration shall be supplied by the clearing ofce, and the High Court shall cause the duplicate to be served upon the debtor.

3.

The clearing ofce shall supply to the proper ofcer particulars Clearing ofce to specifying the place of residence of the debtor either by inserting those supply facts.

particulars in the certicate or otherwise.

Fees.

4.

The fee payable upon the production of a certificate for registration shall be Sh.

20, and the scale of fees usually payable in the High Court shall apply to all subsequent acts, applications or proceedings.

R.E.

1948, Vol.

V.

Part xV - maIntenance orders enforcement 1.

The copy of an order made by a court outside Kenya and Copies of orders, to received in Kenya under section 3 of the Maintenance Orders whom to be sent.

Cap.

154.

Enforcement Act (in this Part referred to as the Act) shall - Rev.

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8 37 (a) if the order was made by a court of superior jurisdiction, [Subsidiary] be sent to the Registrar of the High Court, who shall enter the order in a register to be kept for that purpose at Nairobi, and the copy so received shall be led in the Registry of the High Court at Nairobi; (b) if the order was not made by a court of superior jurisdiction, be sent to a magistrate holding a subordinate court of the rst class having jurisdiction within the area in which the defendant is alleged to be living.

2.

The copy of a provisional order made by a court outside Copies of provisional Kenya and received in Kenya under section 6 of the Act shall be sent orders, to whom to be sent.

to a subordinate court of the rst class in the manner provided by rule 1, with the accompanying documents and a requisition for the issue of a summons.

3.

The court to whom an order is sent in accordance with rule 1 or Registration of order.

2 shall enter it in his civil register on the date on which he receives it in the same manner as though the proceedings had been had and the order had been made at his court, but each entry shall be headed as follows: - In the matter of the Maintenance Orders Enforcement Act.

4.

When an order provisionally made outside Kenya has been Notice of conrmed with or without modication under section 6 of the Act by conrmation of order or otherwise.

a subordinate court of the rst class, or the court has decided not to conrm it, the court shall send notice thereof to the court from which it has issued and also to the President.

5.

When an order has been registered under section 3 of the Conrmation of Act or a provisional order has been conrmed under section 6 of the provisional order; Act, the court shall unless satised that it is undesirable to do so direct direction for that all payments due thereunder shall be made to such person as it may payments.

specify for the purpose.

6.

(1) The person through whom the payments are directed to Payments.

be made shall collect the moneys due under the order and may take proceedings in his own name for enforcing payment, and shall send the moneys when so collected to the Crown Agents for transmission to the person to whom they are due.

(2) The person through whom payments are directed to be made Variation or may retain out of moneys which come into his hands the amount of all rescission of order.

disbursements necessarily made and a further sum not exceeding 1 per 38 CAP.

8 Judicature [Rev.

2012 [Subsidiary] cent in respect of his charges.

Appeals.

7.

(1) An application for the variation or rescission of a conrmed order shall be made with notice to the person through whom payments are directed to be made; and the applicant shall cause a copy of any order varying or rescinding a conrmed order to be served upon that person.

Cap.

21.

(2) The fees and costs payable upon the lodging of an application under section 6 (6) of the Act shall be the fees and costs payable in respect of interlocutory applications in the High Court.

8.

(1) An appeal against an order in conrmation lodged under section 6 (7) of the Act shall be presented to the High Court and shall be heard in the same manner as a civil appeal from a subordinate court under the Civil Procedure Act.

(2) Where a person through whom payments are directed to be made has been nominated, the appellant shall cause notice of the appeal and of any order made by the High Court in the course of the hearing of the appeal to be served upon that person.

(3) The fee payable upon the appeal shall be Sh.

20.

Inspection and copies 10.

(1) The register to be kept under rule 1, and the entries to of registers.

be made in the register of a subordinate court of the rst class under rule 3, shall be open to inspection on the payment of a fee of Sh.

2/50.

(2) Copies of any orders registered in accordance with these Rules shall be supplied upon payment of the usual copying fees.

Steps to be taken by 11.

Where an order is registered in the High Court under the Registrar.

Act, the Registrar of the High Court shall forward all papers lodged with him, other than those required for registration, to the Attorney-General, who may cause any necessary application to be made, and steps to be taken, to enforce the order.

Legal representative 12.

The Attorney-General or the person acting for him under of party.

the rule 11 shall be deemed to be the legal representative of the party in whose favour the order was made or given unless and until an advocate is appointed in his place.

R.E.

1948, Vol.

V.

Part xVI - suBordInate courts PractIce and Procedure A subordinate court holding a preliminary inquiry under Part Cap.

75.

VIII of the Criminal Procedure Code shall, after compliance with the provisions of section 233 of the Criminal Procedure Code as to the Rev.

2012] Judicature CAP.

8 39 manner of taking depositions, subscribe on the record, at the end of [Subsidiary] the depositions taken before the court on each day during which the preliminary inquiry continues, a certicate in the form in the Schedule hereto, or a form to similar effect, with variations as the circumstances of the case require.

scHeduLe to Part xVI I certify that the above depositions of C.D.

and E.F.

were taken and sworn before me in the presence of the accused person A.B.

and that A.B.

or his advocate had full opportunity of cross-examining the several witnesses, at.

on this.

day of.

19.

G.H., Magistrate.

THE HIGH COURT (ADMIRALTY) RULES L.N.

8/1979.

1.

These Rules may be cited as the High Court (Admiralty) Rules.

Citation.

2.

In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires - Interpretation.

admiralty proceedings means proceedings in the High Court by virtue of section 4 of the Act; Admiralty Registry means the Registry of the High Court at Nairobi or any District Registry through which for the time being the jurisdiction conferred by section 4 of the Act is exercised; court means the High Court; judge means a judge of the High Court; marshal includes the Admiralty marshal appointed under rule 4 and deputy marshals appointed under rule 5; Registrar means the Registrar of the High Court or a deputy registrar for the time being in charge of an Admiralty Registry.

3.

The Supreme Court Rules, 1965, of England, as amended Conduct of admiralty from time to time, shall apply to the exercise by the High Court of its proceedings admiralty jurisdiction under section 4 of the Act.

generally.

40 CAP.

8 Judicature [Rev.

2012 [Subsidiary] Admiralty marshal.

4.

(1) There shall be an Admiralty marshal who shall have the powers and authority and carry out the duties and functions for the time being conferred upon or attaching to the ofce of Admiralty marshal of the High Court of Justice in England and any further or other powers, authority, duties and functions as may from time to time be conferred upon him by the Chief Justice.

(2) The Admiralty marshal shall be the Registrar or a deputy registrar of the High Court and shall be appointed by the Chief Justice on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission and shall hold ofce upon such terms and conditions as the Chief Justice may from time to time direct.

Appointment of 5.

(1) The resident judge at Mombasa and every other judge before deputy marshals whom admiralty proceedings are pending may from time to time appoint at Mombasa and a magistrate not below the rank of magistrate of the rst class to be a elsewhere.

deputy marshal and the deputy marshal shall have in relation to those particular proceedings, subject to the direction of the judge, the power, authority, duties and functions of the Admiralty marshal.

(2) The appointment of a deputy marshal under paragraph (1) may be terminated by notice in writing at any time by the Chief Justice or by the judge before whom for the time being the proceedings are pending, but termination shall be without prejudice to anything lawfully done by the deputy marshal prior to termination.

Marshals may 6.

(1) In the exercise of the powers, authority, duties and functions employ brokers, etc.

conferred upon him by these Rules a marshal may appoint and employ such brokers or other persons as may appear to him to be expedient for the purpose of examining, appraising, valuing, offering for sale or selling any ship or any cargo in or on any ship: Provided that a broker so appointed may with the approval of the marshal by whom he is employed appoint a surveyor for the purpose of inspecting the ship or cargo concerned and submitting a condential report thereon to the broker; and the proper charges of the surveyor shall be paid by the marshal.

(2) As soon as may be after his appointment a broker shall at the request of the marshal prepare, sign and submit to the marshal in condence an appraisement of the ship and, if required, the cargo therein; and the contents of that appraisement shall not be disclosed to any person without the authority of the judge or, in the event of the ship being sold, until after the completion of the sale.

Rev.

2012] Judicature CAP.

8 41 [Subsidiary] (3) The remuneration of the broker for his services shall be - (a) fee for appraisement: a sum of Sh.

500 in respect of the rst 1,000 in value together with Sh.

50 for each additional sum of 400 in value but not to exceed Sh.

2,000 in all; (b) commission on sale of ship: at the rate 10 per cent on the rst 250 realized together with 5 per cent on the next 500 1 realized, 2 / per cent on the next 750 realized and 1 per 2 cent on the balance over 1,500; (c) commission on sale of cargo: at the rate of 10 per cent on the rst 250 realized together with 5 per cent of the next 500 realized and 2 per cent on the balance over 750.

7.

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the forms to be used in admiralty Forms.

proceedings shall be those in use for the time being in the Queens Bench Division (Admiralty Court) in England, subject to any variations of whatever nature which may be expedient.

(2) The heading to the forms shall be - In the High Court of Kenya at (name of registry) Admiralty Jurisdiction followed by the title of the suit as in England.

8.

(1) Subject to paragraphs (5) and (6), the fees set out in column Fees.

2 of the Schedule shall be paid in respect of the items set out opposite thereto in column 1.

(2) The fees prescribed by these Rules shall, subject to the provisions of paragraph (3), be paid in cash and the document indicated in column 3 of the Schedule shall be marked by the ofcer of the court receiving the fee, showing the amount of the fee and the date of its receipt.

(3) The fee at item 10 in the Schedule shall be paid by transfer from money in court.

(4) Where no other provision is made by these Rules the fees Sub.

Leg.

prescribed in Section 1 of the Schedule to Part IX of the High Court (Practice and Procedure) Rules shall, subject to paragraphs (5) and (6), apply mutatis mutandis to admiralty proceedings.

42 CAP.

8 Judicature [Rev.

2012 [Subsidiary] (5) Where it appears to the Chief Justice that the payment in admiralty proceedings of a fee would, owing to the exceptional circumstances of the particular case, involve undue hardship, the Chief Justice may reduce or remit the fee in the case.

(6) Where by a convention entered into by the Government with any foreign power it is provided that no fee shall be required to be paid in respect of any proceedings, no fee shall be charged or levied in any admiralty proceedings.

Rev.

2012] Judicature CAP.

8 43 SCHEDULE [Subsidiary] ADMIRALTY COURT FEES Item Steps in Action R.S.C.

No.

Amount (KSh.) 1.

On issuing a writ, whether O.

6r7(2) The same fee is payable in rem or in personam O.

75 r3(2) on the ling of a Plaint under Rule 3 of the Schedule to Part IX of the Judicature Act (Cap.

8).

2.

On ling praecipe for caveat O.

75 r6 100 00 against arrest 3.

On ling praecipe for O.

75 r 15(1) 100 00 withdrawal of caveat against arrest 4.

On ling request to Court to O.

75 r5(3) 100 00 search in caveat book whether there is a caveat against arrest 5.

On ling praecipe for arrest 500 00 6.

On ling afdavit to lead to O.

75 r51,000 00 arrest 7.

On ling ex-parte application O.

75 r5(4) 200 00 for leave to issue warrant notwithstanding defects in afdavit to lead to warrant of arrest 8.

On issue of warrant of arrest O.

75 r5(4) 100 00 9.

On ling written undertaking O.

75 r 10(3) 100 00 regarding Admiralty Marshalls expenses 10.

On execution of warrant of O.

75 r 10(5) 350 00 arrest & (6) 11.

On ling written request to O.

75 r 10(4) 200 00 Marshall not to execute warrant of arrest 12.

On ling notice of motion O.

75 r7 250 00 by caveator for discharge of & r 33A(2) warrant in respect of property protected by caveat against arrest 44 CAP.

8 Judicature [Rev.

2012 [Subsidiary] Item Steps in Action R.S.C.

No.

Amount (KSh.) 13.

On ling afdavit in support O.

75 r7 100 00 of application under item 12 & 33A (2) above 14.

On ling notice of motion by O.

75 r7 250 00 party at whose instance caveat & r 34(2) against arrest was entered for order discharging warrant of arrest 15.

On ling afdavit in support O.

75 r7 100 00 of application under item 14 & r 34(2) above 16.

On ling application by O.

75 r 12(3) 350 00 summons or motion for directions 17.

On ling application to O.

75 r 17(1) 1,000 00 intervene by a person claiming interest in the property under arrest 18.

On ling afdavit in O.

75 r 17 500 00 support of application under item 17 19.

On ling praecipe for caveat O.

75 r 14(1) 500 00 against release of any arrested property or of payment out of the proceeds of sale of that property 20.

On ling praecipe for O.

75 r 15(1) 250 00 withdrawal of caveat against release 21.

On ling notice of motion O.

75 r 14(2) 500 00 seeking release of property under arrest on account of delay of such release 22.

On ling afdavit in support 200 00 of application under item 21 23.

On ling bail bond for release O.

75 r 16(1) 100 00 of property under arrest Item Steps in Action R.S.C.

No.

Amount (KSh.) Rev.

2012] Judicature CAP.

8 45 SCHEDULE (Cont.) [Subsidiary] ADMIRALTY COURT FEES 24.

On ling afdavit of O.

75 r 16(2) 100 00 justication in support of application under item 23 24A.

On ling notice of bail O.

75 r 16(4) 100 00 25.

On ling afdavit of service O.

75 r 16(4) 100 00 of notice of bail exhibiting copy of notice of bail 26.

On ling application for O.

75 r 16 500 00 release of property on bail 27.

On ling application by O.

75 r 13(8) 350 00 summons by party who objects to the Marshalls directions as to costs, charges and expenses for variation or revocation of the directions 28.

On ling notice of motion O.

12 r85,000 00 to set aside writ or warrant O.

75 r 34(1) of arrest 29.

On ling afdavit in support O.

12 r81,000 00 of application under item 28 O.

75 r 34(1) 30.

On the defendant ling O.

12 r3(1) 100 00 acknowledgement of service O.

75 r6(4) 31.

On ling notice of motion O.

75 r 21(3) 1,000 00 for judgement in default 31A.

On ling afdavit verifying O.

75 r 21(3) 350 00 facts on which action is based 32.

On ling summons for order O.

81 r 21(1) 250 00 that action be tried without O.

75 r 31 pleadings 33.

On ling afdavit in support O.

81 r 21(1) 100 00 of application under item 32 O.

75 r 31 34.

On ling statement of grounds O.

75 r 18(4) 750 00 charging any other party with negligence where action is being tried without pleadings Item Steps in Action R.S.C.

No.

Amount (KSh.) 46 CAP.

8 Judicature [Rev.

2012 [Subsidiary] SCHEDULE (Cont.) ADMIRALTY COURT FEES 35.

In actions to enforce claim for damages, loss of life or personal injury arising out of collision between ships- (a) On Plaintiff lodging O.

75 r 18(1) 500 00 preliminary act (b) On Defendant ling O.75 r 18(2A) 500 00 notice of having lodged preliminary act (c) On Defendant ling O.75 r 19(1) 500 00 summons to dismiss action & (7) in default of Plaintiff lodging preliminary act (d) On ling afdavit in support O.75 r 19(1) 250 00 of (c) above & (7) (e) On Plaintiff ling notice of O.75 r 19(3) 500 00 motion for judgment in & (7) default of Defendant failing to lodge preliminary act (f) On ling afdavit in support O.75 r 19(3) 250 00 of (e) above & (7) 36.

On ling statement of claim O.81 r1 500 00 O.75 r 18(5) 37.

On ling summons for O.

19 r1 500 00 dismissal of action in default of statement of claim 38 On ling afdavit in O.91 r1 250 00 support of application under item 37 39.

On ling Defence O.15 r2 500 00 40.

On ling counterclaim.

The same fee as is payable on the ling of a counterclaim under Rule 3 of the Schedule to Part IX of the Judicature Act (Cap.8).

41.

On ling notice of motion O.

75 r 21(4) 1,000 00 for judgment in default of defence.

42.

On ling afdavit that no O.

75 r 21(4) 350 00 defence has been served Item Steps in Action R.S.C.

No.

Amount (KSh.) Rev.

2012] Judicature CAP.

8 47 SCHEDULE (Cont.) [Subsidiary] ADMIRALTY COURT FEES 43.

On ling afdavit verifying O.

75 r 21(4) 350 00 facts on which action is based 44.

On ling reply to defence O.

81 r3(1)-(3) 500 00 and/or defence to counterclaim 45.

On ling application for O.

75 r 21(5) 1,000 00 judgment on counter claim in default of defence to counter claim 46.

On ling afdavit that no O.

75 r 21(5) 250 00 defence to counterclaim has been served 47.

On ling afdavit verifying O.

75 r 21(5) 350 00 facts on which counterclaim is based 48.

On ling any other 750 00 application not otherwise specically mentioned herein 49.

On ling any pleading, 500 00 afdavit or other document not otherwise specically provided herein 50.

On issue of any decree or order 500 00 51.

On Court serving any writ or 350 00 other document of whatsoever nature 52.

On lodging with the admiralty 5,000 00 Marshall a Commission for the appraisement and sale of a ship or any property 53.

On the sale of a ship or cargo: (a) for every KSh.

2,000 or fraction 50 00 of KSh.

2,000 of the price upto KSh.

2,000,000 (b) for every KSh.

2,000 or fraction 25 00 of KSh.

2,000 of the price exceeding KSh.

2,000,000.

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