Business/commercial law essay question and answers

Mwangi has stolen some goods from Simiyu. The police prosecute Mwangi for theft and Simiyu sues him for the return of the goods.

(i) Explain under what law the action by the police will be based. (2 marks)
(ii) In this action by the police, state what Mwangi will be called. (2 marks)
(iii) Under what law would the action brought by Simiyu be and what would Simiyu be called? (2 marks)

(i) The action by police is based on Criminal Law.

(ii) In this action, Mwangi will be accused.
(iii) Simiyu‟s action is based on Civil Lawand Simiyu is referred to as the Plaintiff

Key Distinction between common law and equity

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