MACHAKOS COUNTY TO PAY SH29.7 MILLION TO CONTRACTOR.

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Shaneebal Limited lawyer Julius Magos Ogemba.

BY SAM ALFAN.

Machakos County Government has been ordered to pay more than 29 million shillings to Shaneebal Limited.

Justice George Odunga made the order after a successful petition lodged by the company through lawyer Migos Ogamba.

“I enter judgement for the plaintiff against the defendant Kshs 29,772,;704.10 with interest at Court rates from 11 March 2016 when the demand was made till payment in full” ruled Odunga.

The amount is a balance for the purchase of mechanical equipment worth Sh260 million supplied to the county government by the company.

The judge found that , there was agreement between Machakos County Government and Shaneebal Limited for the supply of of mechanical equipments at an agreed price.

“It is clear from the evidence on record that the said equipments were supplied and that from the total of 260,601,000,00 million and 29,772,704,10 still remains unpaid” observed the judge.

The judge noted that the county failed to adduce any evidence in support of its pleadings, adding that the company fulfilled its contract.

Lawyer Ogamba during the hearing submitted that, his client had suffered and continued to suffer economic loss and prejudice because of the county government breach of the Local Purchase Orders (LPOs).

He further submitted the company suffered loss and damage as it failed to meet its various financial obligations and commitment due to the county government refusal and failure to settle the amount due and owing to breach of the terms of LPOs despite demand having been made and notice of intention to sue .

The company had supplied Machakos County Government the then local government with bulldozers,two excavators ,one lowbed boarder with a horse and wheel loaders.

The Machakos County Government to pay the cost of the suit.

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