This book is a breathtaking breakthrough in the proper understanding of the law and practice of the summary procedure process in the East African countries of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It is founded on East African decided cases, with a sprinkling here and there of decisions from further afield in common law and beyond on similar provisions. It is what a busy legal practitioner in these three jurisdictions needs. It quickly reminds, and puts on the right track, a civil judge minded to see what his predecessors have expounded on the subject. So will researchers and students in this area of civil practice and procedure have something to ponder.The author is a retired judge of the High Court of Kenya and currently a lecturer at the Kenya School of Law.