William Kabogo sued over KSh3.4 million unpaid accident damages
A Mombasa tout has moved to court seeking to have former Kiambu County Governor William Kabogo be slapped with a six-month jail term over KSh3.4 million unpaid damages.
Joseph Matano Makanga suffered serious leg injuries which led to the amputation of his leg after one of Kabogo's vehicles knocked him down on August 6, 2009.
Following the incident, Matano sought legal compensation where former Mombasa Chief Magistrate Julius Nang'ea ordered Kabogo to pay KSh1.8 million which has since grown to KSh3.4 million in interests.
Matano filed an application whose hearing has since been scheduled for November 22 this year. The court has already informed Kabogo of the hearing.
"Take notice that the matter has been scheduled for hearing of notice to show cause dated June 11, 2021 on November 22. Take further notice that in default of your attendance, the court will proceed to hear the said suit, your absence notwithstanding at your cost,” the notice to Mr Kabogo reads in part.
On August 6, 2009, the vehicle (Reg No. KAM 997H) was being driven by Joseph Mwahuru - who was in the company of Kabogo and a Mr. Joseph Gitau - when the accident occurred.
Makanga, through his lawyer Mathew Nyaben, tells the court that on that fateful day, he was going about his business at a place called Bokole in Changamwe when he heard someone raising an alarm about a person who was being killed. It was at that point that he saw the vehicle speeding towards him. “I attempted to evade the vehicle but I fell down. It ran over my right leg and disappeared."
Makanga says he was picked up and rushed to the hospital where he stayed for two weeks. His leg was eventually amputated and he was forced to walk with the aid of two clutches.
In their defence, Kabogo and Gitau denied culpability and blamed Makanga for being careless leading to the accident.
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