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In the matter between the State and Modise Mokwadi Fly: High Court of Botswana, 2008


The accused is being charged with murder of his 2 year old son whom he had allegedly manhandled. Following the circumstances of the case and evidence presented, he was found guilty. It was found that there were no extenuating circumstances. The accused was sentenced to death by hanging. IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA… View Article

December 29, 2015


In the matter between The State and Nalwendo Lasco Likezo, accused: Namibia High Court, 2013


The accused admitted having sexual intercourse with the consent of the complainant. He however pleaded that he did not know the complainant was 12 years old and furthermore that he was ignorant of the law. The complainant’s version was that the accused grabbed her from behind, held her mouth and carried her into a nearby… View Article


In the matter between: Emilia Nakanyala and Simeon Leonard Nakanyala: Namibia High Court, 2014


The parties to this case are seeking divorce and guidance on the dissemination of property and custody of their minor child. The court in the end maintained that the marriage is dissolved with custody of the minor remaining with the plaintiff subject to the defendant’s right to reasonable access to the child. The defendant must… View Article


In the matter between: The State vs Esmereel Cerelda Homses: High Court of Namibia, 2013


Accused was convicted on 12 counts of fraud. The crimes were committed by paying company money into other people’s accounts to avoid detection. Some of the account holders were paid for agreeing to avail their bank accounts. The accused, a first offender at the age of 35, has an 8-year-old school going child, whose father… View Article


In the matter of D N W and Dr P M W: High Court of Kenya: 2004


The Applicant is a 22 year old medical student wishing to engage her father, the respondent, in paying whole or part of her tuition. The applicants parents separated in 1995, and custody of the children of the marriage including the applicant was given to the mother. The Respondent is a lecturer at the said university and… View Article


In the matter of the Adoption of Children Act (Cap.26:01) and In the matter of David Banda: High Court of Malawi, 2008


This case concerns the adoption of an infant who had been placed at an orphanage following the death of his mother and inability of his extended family to support his father for his welfare. Preliminary findings showed that the persons applying for adoption of the child were morally satisfactory to cater for the child, but… View Article

November 8, 2018


In the matter of The State and Johnson Matundu et al: Namibia High Court, 2013


The respondents are charged of gang raping a girl in their school. Upon extensive consideration of the evidence and testimonies given which showed that the respondents had forcefully had sexual intercourse with the girl in the toilet and boys’ hostel, all the respondents were found guilty beyond reasonable doubt and thus convicted. Republic of Namibia:… View Article

December 29, 2015


Jemimah Wambui Ikere v Standard Group Limited & another: Kenya High Court, 2013


The Applicant test in this case is against a preliminary objection. The Applicant avers that the Respondents, in publishing stories, narrations and pictures of her minor children have committed a violation of their rights to privacy and dignity and committed acts of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. The Respondents argued on the vertical and horizontal application… View Article


Joseph Kapinga & Annie Kapinga V. The Republic: High Court of Malawi, 2015


The Appellants were convicted of child abduction and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment each. Dissatisfied with the judgment, they appealed to the High Court on several grounds inter alia that the offence against them was not proved beyond reasonable doubt. The Court however dismissed all the grounds but showed mercy on the appellants by substituting… View Article

November 6, 2018


Joseph Maraka Adoro (minor suing through the uncle and next friend Adrew Adoro Maraka), plaintiff versus Paul Njogo Kihara: Kenya High Court, 2005


The Applicant here brings a claim against his employer on behalf of his minor son aged 9 years who whilst working at the defendant’s farm got injured and lost his left forearm. The plaintiff’s father seeks, on behalf of the minor damages, future medical expenses, costs interest and any other relief that the court may… View Article

December 29, 2015


Kenya National Commission on Human Rights & Another v Attorney General & 3 others: Kenya High Court, 2014


This petition is brought against two police officers and vicariously the Attorney General and Commissioner of Police for shooting a man and a minor to death. The petition states that the accused used excessive unreasonable force which amounted to the violation of the rights of the deceased. The Court held in favour of the Applicants…. View Article


Kingstone  Kambalame vs The Republic: High Court of Malawi, 2017


The accused, a 33-year-old man, was charged with and convicted of defiling and impregnating a 12-year-old girl. At the trial he pleaded guilty and as such was sentenced to 12 years’ IHL. On appeal, the court substituted the sentence to 9 years. In the High Court of Malawi, Criminal Division: Criminal Appeal Case No. 39… View Article

November 9, 2018


Leonard Juma vs. The Republic: High Court of Malawi, 2018


This is a case of defilement of a girl aged 15 years by the Appellant. The appellant after defiling her, continued to have sexual intercourse with the girl until she was pregnant. At the time of hearing of the case, the girl gave birth to a child. At the end of the trial the appellant… View Article

November 6, 2018


Lilian Chidinma Ihekwoaba versus Chief Immigration Officer et al: High Court of Zimbabwe, 2011


The applicant is a Nigerian woman who has been arrested and is to be detained until deportation for illegally residing in Zimbabwe. She however has two minor children, a four year old at home and a two year old who was recently admitted at the hospital. She lodged this application so that she be released to enable her… View Article

December 29, 2015


M. J. K., Applicant v. Republic: Kenya High Court, 2013


The Appellant above mentioned was Convicted and Sentenced to twenty years imprisonment for the offence of Incest contrary to section 201(1) of the Sexual offences Act No. 3 of 2006, for having sexual relations with his granddaughter aged 15 years. The Applicant was however put at liberty based on the lack of proper evidence as proper… View Article


Manuel Peter Vs The Republic: High Court of Malawi, 2008


This is a case of defilement of a girl aged 13 years, who by medical reports had contracted some venereal infections supposed to have resulted from the repeated offence. The accused was tried and sentenced to 8 years in prison. On appeal, he prayed the Court to reduce the sentence on grounds that it was… View Article

November 9, 2018


Mashupa Lesala vs Hlapase Lineo Morojele: Lesotho High Court, 2011


The applicant is seeking access to his illegitimate son at certain times and intervals from his former partner and also to be granted the right to contribute to the child’s upkeep. When the mother of the boy started a new relationship, she denied him access to the boy. The court dismissed the application on the basis… View Article

December 29, 2015


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