FRIDAY: 21 May 2021.                     Time Allowed: 3 hours.

Answer ALL questions. Marks allocated to each question are shown at the end of the question.


1.          With reference to meetings in a winding up of a company by the court, explain four duties of the official receiver immediately after the winding up order is made.        (4 marks)

2.         In reference to law of defamation, examine four requisites of defense for fair comment.      (4 marks)

3.         Summarise the business that might be transacted by a company’s Board meeting just before holding of an Annual General Meeting.        (7 marks)

4.         Explain the procedure for moving and disposal of a motion in a meeting of the National Assembly.   (5 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)



1.          With reference to public meetings, distinguish between a “riot” and a “rout”.           (4 marks)

2.         Discuss the legality of holding a public meeting on the highway.     (6 marks)

3.         Describe three types of minutes.          (6 marks)

Highlight four precautions which should be taken to minimise falsification of minutes maintained in loose-leaf minute book.         (4 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)



1.          Discuss four circumstances under which the chairman of a meeting is empowered to adjourn a meeting.   (4 marks)

2.         Examine five merits and four demerits of Board committee meetings.        (9 marks)

3.          Summarise seven motions which may be moved without notice at the National and County Assemblies.   (7 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)



1.          Voting by ballot is normally adopted in company meetings under special circumstances.

Analyse three such circumstances.         (3 marks)

2.          With respect to parliamentary business:

Distinguish between a “private bill” and a “public bill”.       (2 marks)

Explain the amount of time limitation to various speakers during the debate on each of the case in 2 (i) above.     (8 marks)

3.          Outline seven powers of a company’s Board of Directors.           (7 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)



1.          With reference to common law, explain the term “unlawful assembly”.      (2 marks)

2.         With reference to quorum, discuss two grounds on which decisions taken in a meeting may be invalidated.   (4 marks)

3.         Analyse three possible causes of disorder in a meeting.      (6 marks)

4.       Explain the following circumstances in which the directors might be required to call an extraordinary general meeting for a specific purpose:

Requisition by members.         (3 marks)

On resignation of the auditor.    (3 marks)

By order of the court.       (2 marks)

(Total: 20 marks)

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