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In the matter between Metusalem Hamukwaya and Mary Hamukwaya: Namibia High Court, 2013

The parties in this case are spouses on the maintenance of a minor. The Court took into account that the burden of supporting the minor child is common to both spouses and must be borne by them in proportion to their means. It also took into account the income of each spouse, the fact that… View Article

December 29, 2015

In the matter between Mulife Sikalumbu Siyambango and Ndapewoshali Katsilendje Siyambango: Namibia High Court, 2013

The parties were once married and now agree that both want a divorce and that their estate is to be divided. However, it is contended that both have filed claims on malicious grounds. It was held that the plaintiff has failed to discharge the onus resting on him and his claim is accordingly dismissed. Both… View Article

In the matter between R.M. versus the Hon. Attorney General et al: High Court of Kenya, 2010

The petitioner commenced these proceedings by way of a petition filed pursuant to Rules 11 and 12 of The Constitution of Kenya (Supervisory Jurisdiction and Protection of the Fundamental Rights & Freedoms of the Individual) High Court Practice and Procedure Rules L.N. No.6 of 2006. The petition was filed under the former Constitution of Kenya,… View Article

In the matter between Rapula Molefe and the State: Court of Appeal of Botswana, 2008

The appellant had been charged with rape for having sexual intercourse with a child under eight years old without consent. The Court acquitted the appellant for rape on the basis that consent of the child could not be determined but convicted him based on defilement. The appellant applied for a leave of appeal claiming that… View Article

In the matter between SJH and ARNH, Defendant: Namibia High Court, 2013

The parties in this suit are married with a child. The plaintiff avers that the defendant had acted in a malicious manner while seeking divorce as it had not been communicated to him. He also complained about the continued disrespect of the defendant which the defendant had denied. The defendant claimed that the plaintiff was… View Article

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

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

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