Chinese Construction Firm to Pay for Fatal Road Accident

By HSE East Africa | Monday Oct 30, 2017

The Kenyan subsidiary of Chinese construction giant China Wu Yi has been ordered to pay KSh. 11 million to the family of a sales executive who was killed in an accident that involved one of its vehicles in January 2013.

The court ruled that the firm’s driver was guilty of negligence prior to the collision.

Justice Pauline Nyamweya said China Wu Yi’s driver was substantially to blame for the collision with Collins Mumo Mbundyo’s car. She held that the construction firm’s driver joined the Nairobi-Machakos highway from a feeder road before ensuring that it was safe to do so.

The judge, however, deducted Sh3.3 million from the award, terming it as contributory negligence on the part of Mr Mbundyo. The judge held that the move was because evidence in court showed that Mr Mbundyo was at the time carrying excess passengers and may have been speeding right before the collision.

Source: Business Daily

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