Nairobi county askaris to pay Ksh427K to hawker whose teeth they plucked over Ksh100 bribe

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 3 Aug, 2021 20:42 | < 1 min read
Anthony Maina, the hawker who was assaulted by county askaris. PHOTO/FILE

Three Nairobi County askaris agreed to pay Anthony Maina for damages and compensation after they plucked out his teeth and caused grievous him harm.

The three settled for an out of court agreement in order to save their jobs and avoid prosecution over the matter.

Through an agreement signed before Anthony’s lawyer, Harrison Musyoka the three asked for forgiveness choosing an out of court settlement of the case.

"Humprey Muswangi, Hassan Chege and Dennis Macharia are the respondents in this matter of assault having accepted their personal liability jointly and severally over their assault on Anthoney Maina and have offered to settle this matter out of court" the agreement read in part. 

This is after Lawyer Harrison Musyoka wrote a demand letter to Nairobi County to accept Liability for assaulting the Hawker within 7days after K24 Digital highlighted the hawker’s story.

Through his Lawyer, the hawker demanded an immediate written admission of sole and vicarious liability from Nairobi City County for the grievous harm and loss caused to him by the county officers upon which the lawyer shall proceed to address the City County on the special and general damages for compensation. 

"Unequivocally, jointly and severally admit and accept their personal liability over the assault on Anthony Maina on July 2, 2021 that caused him grievous harm and loss,"read part of the agreement 

The three askaris have offered jointly to compensate the claimant Ksh 300 for loss of 5 teeth @60,000 each, Broken Jaw Connection Ksh 56,000,Fare/transportation Ksh4000,Food@Ksh37800,Rent @Ksh15000 and clinic visits @14000 all totaling at Ksh 427,200.

The said amount shall be paid to the mobile number of the victim Anthoney Maina on August 3,2021