A Ugandan company, Kampala Coach, was ordered to pay a Kenyan woman Ksh14 million for an accident that occurred in 2010.
The Kenyan, Joymercy Muthoni Nyaga, had sued the bus driver and the owner of the tractor that collided in Mumias, Busia County, on September 17, 2010.
she wanted to be paid Sh121 million for her injuries.
According to the lady, she had boarded the bus and was traveling home from the end of the school term at the St. Lawrence School.
She said that she became almost incapacitated and immobile, had to be assisted in moving around, and was unable to engage in any meaningful economic activity due to the injuries.
She blamed the driver of the bus for the accident saying that he was driving too fast and the bus was overloaded with luggage.
As a result of the accident, she said that she incurred medical bills totaling Sh4 million and that future medical expenses may rise to Sh25 million adding that she may need to undergo reconstructive surgery.
Ms Muthoni told the court that she cannot tell how much the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) paid for her treatment of other injuries sustained apart from her leg.
Kampala Coach argued that the accident was caused solely or substantially by Ms. Muthoni’s negligence in failing to take any adequate precautions for her own safety and failing to heed traffic rules and regulations when traveling.
Furthermore, the bus driver blamed the owner of the tractor, who denied all the allegations.
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