The court has directed Kenya National Highways Authority (KeNHA) to pay lawyer Ahmednassir Abdullahi for damage caused on his his luxury car.
Ahmednassir, alias Grand Mullah, sued the highways agency in November 2018 after his vehicle’s windscreen was smashed by stones along the Nairobi-Namanga road.
He argued that the contractor hired by KeNHA to rehabilitate the road failed to put up signposts indicating it was under repair, thus exposing motorists to danger.
Ahmednassir was driving back to Nairobi from Arusha, Tanzania on August 30th, 2018 when his Bentley Bentayga’s windscreen was broken.
The ruling was issued on Thursday at Kajiado magistrate’s court.
“The court today rightly held that Public authorities like the Kenya National Highways Authority have a duty of care to road users when they do a shoddy job. KENHA was compelled to pay the cost of my car’s windscreen valued at Ksh.750,311,” Ahmednassir tweeted on Thursday.