PAY UP, BARINGO COUNTY ORDERED TO SETTLE LAWYER FEES RUNNING TO MILLIONS.

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City lawyer Donald Kipkorir leaving Milimani Law Court after Justice John Mativo ordered Baringo County Government to pay him more than 17.5. million legal fee.

BY SAM ALFAN.

The High Court in Nairobi has ordered Baringo County Government to pay City lawyer Donald Kipkorir firm over Sh17.5 million as legal fees.

Justice John Mativo dismissed an application filed by the county government seeking to set aside the taxation if bills costs entered on June 2017

Billionaire Lawyer Kipkorir on the April 8, 2015, represented Baringo County in a boundary tussle with Turkana County Government.

He claims that he proceeded to act for the county till the completion of the trial and delivery of the judgment in favour of Baringo County.

Kipkorir says that Baringo County would have lost Tiaty Constituency to their neighbours Turkana County.

A decision over the fees was entered by Justice John Mativo requiring the county to honour the agreement of Sh17,570,907.08 plus interest at court rates from the date of taxation.

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On the other hand, Baringo County said that the instruction fees being claimed by the lawyer were highly exaggerated and as such requested for a review.

The judge observed that Baringo County Government failed to demonstrate that the circulation of instruction fees based on the alleged value of the subject matter was erroneous and was not based on any discretionary powers vested on the taxing master.

“When it comes to instruction fees, there is discretionary power to take into account the subject matter of the suit, the complexity of the matter and the amount of work invested in handling the suit for the taxing master to award a reasonable fee ”  ruled Mativo J.

Baringo County Government filed application seeking orders to set aside judgment entered in favor of KTK Advocate award the prestigious law firm 17.5 million plus interests.

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