This is what KOT think of Muite’s ‘meager’ legal fees
Lawyer Paul Muite has excited Kenyans online after he revealed his “meager” legal fees that is 15 times lower than the fee charged by his colleague.
Muite and lawyer Kioko Kilukumi represented the Ministry of Lands in a Supreme Court legal battle with the National Lands Commission, represented by Tom Ojienda, on issuance of tittle deeds.
On Thursday, a judge threw out an application by the Commission seeking to set aside a taxed bill of costs.
This means that the Commission will have to pay Ojienda Sh221 million as his legal fees for the representation.
Muite exclaimed at the billing quoting that his joint fee with Kilukumi was only Sh15 million, terming it as “gross under-charging.”
The Commission had sought opinion in the Supreme Court on who had the mandate to issue title deeds.
The court ruled the issuance was a preserve of the Lands Ministry.
The report on how tax payers will fork the Sh 221 million to be paid to Ojienda has elicited mixed reactions online.
Lesson:Kenyan govt took itself to court at a cost of kes 236m.
— Makarios (@fesmeta) July 16, 2017
WAKILI N.L.C against ministry isn’t it a case of an arm against a leg of the same body? Should we incur that cost in litigation?
— Joshua Musotsi (@JoshuaMusotsi) July 16, 2017
GOK sued itself and ended up with a bill of 236M collectively??? Can i sue to stop paying my taxes over wastage? Rep me pro bono
— mash1 (@masherem) July 16, 2017
Looking at that figure and thinking, I’m so ready for those oral exams and the bar exams! Bring it on.
— Winnie Wanza (@Wanza_Nzuki) July 17, 2017
Kickbacks factored in…..
— nyambega (@rijini) July 16, 2017
Know your worth?
— Jamal (@JamalGKS) July 16, 2017
Legal fees needs thorough review just like other professions.
— Kassagamjnr (@kassagam) July 16, 2017
Outright corruption, reason why we shall forever remain a 3rd world country
— James (@Mbuijames) July 17, 2017
Greed and materialism all the way. Nauseating figures. How does one arrive at such mind boggling figures in the first place?.
— Baba Saleh (@SalehBashir2) July 17, 2017
People should accept that there is seniority in the Senior Counsels’ fraternity itself.
— Jamala Bake™ (@JamalaBake) July 16, 2017
Both teams seem to be overpaid compared to other specialist professionals such as doctors and engineers etc…
— Mohamedweli Hassan (@MohamedweliH) July 17, 2017
221million,15million..??really..fees.SRC should be consulted,Auditor General to query NLC,EACC should investigate NLC on this.
— katts (@yonimsa) July 17, 2017