Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business
High Court Judge Justice David Majanja received a petition filed by Lawyer Fred Ngatia on behalf of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK)/FILE

Kenya

Case against third party insurance ‘urgent’

High Court Judge Justice David Majanja received a petition filed by Lawyer Fred Ngatia on behalf of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK)/FILE

High Court Judge Justice David Majanja received a petition filed by Lawyer Fred Ngatia on behalf of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK)/FILE

NAIROBI Kenya, Apr 3 – The High Court has certified a case challenging the authenticity of the Insurance Amendment Act, 2013 (Motor Vehicle Third Party Risks) as urgent.

The new insurance law caps damages payable to passengers in motor vehicle accidents at Sh3 million.

High Court Judge Justice David Majanja received a petition filed by Lawyer Fred Ngatia on behalf of the Law Society of Kenya (LSK).

He ordered that LSK serves the Attorney General immediately awaiting further directions at 9am on Friday.

Law Society of Kenya Chief Executive Officer Apollo Mboya argues that the law will not serve the best interest of the public saying it should be reviewed while taking into account the inflation factors.

“We filed the pleadings under certificate of urgency due to the obvious fact that there is need for the petition to be certified urgent,” he stated.

The law amended the Insurance (Motor Vehicle Third Party Risks), Act Cap 405 and introduced a Schedule of a structured payment of compensation under the Act similar to the Work Injury Benefits Act providing a maximum compensation in respect of death or fixed compensation for each body part.

This is based on individual income levels, nature and extent of injury sustained among others.

The Finance Minister in 2009, through a Gazette Notice had introduced Section 5(b) to the Act capping damages to Sh3 million in respect to passengers in any motor vehicle whether Private, PSV or Commercial.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...