A Kakamega based lawyer intends to sue the owner of a petrol station should he not take responsibility for filling his[lawyer] vehicle with the wrong fuel.
Edwin Wawire issued a demand notice to Julius Gitonga to take responsibility in writing within seven days, failure to which he would seek legal redress over negligence.
Wawire, through lawyer Derick Mango, claims he went to the filling station in Kakamega town on November 20 to fuel his pickup with diesel worth Sh1,000.
He said a pump attendant wilfully or negligently filled the vehicle with petrol instead, incurring huge losses.
“Your employee’s misdeed resulted in our client incurring huge financial losses, including towing charges from the petrol station and hiring alternative transportation for the duration that the vehicle was under repair,” the lawyer said in his demand notice dated November 30.
Wawire is also seeking repair charges, loss of reputation and loss of business opportunity.
“Once you admit liability against our client, we will then quantify his claim against you and call upon you to settle the same expeditiously. Your failure to comply with this demand within seven days will expose you to legal actions at your risk as to increased costs,” lawyer Mango said.
But the accused Mr Gitonga said the complainant had ill intentions by escalating the matter, the Star reports.