Arbitration Law and Practice in Kenya

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Arbitration Law and Practice in Kenya is a practical reference text for one of the fastest growing areas of legal practice in Kenya today. The text covers the arbitration process from the arbitration agreement to commencement of proceedings and to the delivery of the Award in the Kenyan context. All topics are covered against the provisions of the Arbitration Act, 1995, the Civil Procedure Act, the UNICTRAL Model Law, relevant international conventions and relevant case law, local, regional and international. The book will prove useful for students, practitioners and arbitrators.

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Published 29 December 2011
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EAN13 9789966031532
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ARBITRATIONLAWANDPRACTICEINKENYA
A L RBITRATION AW AND P K RACTICE IN ENYA
Githu Muigai Editor
Published by LawAfrica Publishing (K) Ltd rd Top Plaza, 3 Floor Kindaruma Road, (Off Ngong Road) P.O. Box 4260-00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya Wireless: +254 20 249 5067 Cell: +254 708 898 189 Fax: +254 20 249 5067 LawAfrica Publishing (U) Ltd Office Suite No. 2 Plot 10A, Jinja Road (Opposite NEMA House) P.O. Box 6198 Kampala, Uganda Phone: +256 41 255808 Fax: +256 41 347743 LawAfrica Publishing (T) Ltd th Co-Architecture Building, 7 Floor India/Makunganya Street P.O. Box 38564 Dar-es-Salaam,Tanzania Phone: +255 22 2120804/5 Fax: +255 22 2120811 Email: sales@lawafrica.com Website: www.lawafrica.com © Reprint 2013 © Githu Muigai 2011; LawAfrica
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T C ABLE OF ONTENTS
Page Preface ........................................................................................... vii Table of Cases................................................................................. ix Table of Statutes.............................................................................. xv International Covenants/Treaties..................................................... xxix List of Abbreviations ....................................................................... xxxi
Chapter 1
The Legal Framework of Arbitration in Kenya (Githu Muigai & Jacqueline Kamau1) ...................................................................................
Chapter 2
The Arbitration Agreement (Kyalo Mbobu)....................................... 11
Chapter 3
The Jurisdiction and Powers of the Arbitrator (Mohammed Nyaoga) . 29
Chapter 4
The Conduct of the Arbitral Process (Steven Gatembu) ..................... 51
Chapter 5
The role of the Court in Arbitration Proceedings (Githu Muigai) ..... 65
Chapter 6
The Award (Geoffrey Imende & WanjirŨNgige99) ..................................
Chapter 7
Recognition & Enforcement of Arbitral Awards (Njoroge Regeru)...... 121
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Chapter 8
Arbitration Law and Practice in Kenya
Githu Muigai
Costs and Interest (J. B. Havelock)..................................................... 157
Chapter 9
International Commercial Arbitration in Kenya (& MuthomiAttiya Warris Thiankolu) ............................................................................... 195
Notes on contributing authors.................................................. 207
PREFACE
It is hardly necessary to emphasize the importance of arbitration in modern day commerce. As the economy grows disputes between investors will gradually increase. Besides, the growth of regional and sub-regional trade agreements and the proliferation of bilateral investment treaties will spur the emergence of disputes that require resolution through arbitration. To persons not familiar with arbitration, the process probably appears quite straightforward. Simply, the parties agree to permit a third party, the arbitral tribunal, to make a final and binding decision over a dispute they are having; and once the arbitrator’s decision is made, they abide by it. It is simple on the surface, but it actually raises some extraordinarily difficult and complex issues. In this book, the authors have focused on the salient principles of both substantive and procedural law governing arbitration in Kenya. It is hoped that an understanding of these principles will help in the general development of arbitration law and the emergence of Kenya as the premier arbitration forum in the region.
Githu Muigai th Nairobi, 14 February 2011
T C ABLE OF ASES
A Abuga Bogonko v Nyamongo Orina and 4 others ............................ 132 ABB Lummus Global Ltd v Keppel Fels Ltd ..................................... 201 ACD Tridon Inc v Tridon Australia Pty Ltd......................................... 72 Adopt-A-Light v Magnate Ventures Ltd and 3 others........................... 68 Air East Africa v Kenya Airports Authority........................................ 133 Ames v Milward ............................................................................... 130 Anne Mumbi Hinga v Victoria Njoki Gathara..................................... 66  ................................................................................................... 89 APV Hall Equitorial Ltd v Mistri Jagva Pagbat .................................. 139 Arnold Otto Meyer NV v Aune Branson .......................................... 142
B Bagwasi Nyangau v Omosa Nyakwara .............................................. 116 Barlany Car Hire Services Limited v Corporate Insurance Limited ....................................................................................... 18 Blue Limited v Jaribu Credit Traders Limited ...................................... 30 Bremer v Ets Soules ............................................................................ 54 Bose v Somaia and 3 others .............................................................. 184
C Channel Tunnel Group v Balfour Beatty Ltd ..................................... 154 Charles Njogu Lofty v Bedouin Enterprises Ltd.................................. 77 Chevron Kenya Limited v Tamoil Kenya Limited ................................ 77 China Jiangsu International v Dudu Housing Cooperative Society Limited......................................................................... 129 Christ for All Nations v Apollo Insurance............................................ 84  ................................................................................................. 118  ................................................................................................. 133 Coppe Lavalin SA/NV v Ken-Ren Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited ....................................................................... 65
D David Chabeda and another v Francis Inganji ................................... 126