Case Number TAXATION CAUSE NO. 4 of 2013

This ruling is in respect of taxation of a bill of costs filed by the Applicant herein in Application No. 9 of 2012 The Secretary General of the East African Community Vs Hon. Sitenda Sebalu. The Bill is for a total sum of United States Dollars Three Hundred Seven Thousand Three Hundred Forty Nine and Four Cents (USD 307, 349.04) for among others instruction fees, attendances and disbursements in the Application. The Applicant in this taxation was represented by Mr. Justin Semuyaba  of M/s Semuyaba, Iga &         Co. Advocates and holding brief for M/s Bakiza & Co. Advocates while the Respondent was represented by Mr. Wilbert Kaahwa Counsel to the Community.

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First Instance Judgment

VerdictIn exercise of my discretion under Rule 9 and having regard to the nature, importance and complexity, the interest of parties, the other costs to be allowed, the general conduct of the proceedings, the person to bear the costs and all other relevant circumstances and taking into consideration that counsel for the Respondent was of the opinion that US$ 5,000 was reasonable, I find the sum of US$ 6,000 to be a reasonable amount chargeable for instruction fees in the application. I therefore award the sum of USD$ 6, 000 as instruction fees for the application plus VAT at 18% USD$ 1,080 making a total of USD$ 7,080. This instruction fees award covers item 1. I award getting up fees at one quarter of the instruction fees as provided under Rule 2 of the taxation schedule and as claimed by the applicant. The getting up fee is taxed at USD$ 1,740 and this covers item 2. In conclusion I tax the bill at a grand total USD$ 16,010 (United States Dollars Sixteen Thousand and Ten) computed as follows: Instruction fee is taxed at USD$ 6,000 plus VAT at 18% USD$ 1,080, plus getting up fee at USD$ 1,740 plus USD$ 7,190 awarded for all the other items that included among other things attendance and disbursements. I so tax.
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Date deliveredMarch 20, 2015

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