Court rewards Man ksh 500k over ID replacement error!

A man from Mombasa County is smiling all the way to the Bank after the court awarded him half a million over national identity card replacement error.

In one kind rulling, the Mombasa high Court judge Erick Kennedy Ogola Compensated the man ksh 500,000 after evidence showed that, government failed to replace his identity card (ID).

Report indicates that, before the courts verdict, he had tried to replace his ID for close to 30 years but his efforts were in vain.

Passing his judgment, Justice Ogola pointed out that the man was a Kenyan and entitled to all rights and privileges provided, under chapter three of the constution of kenya, 2010.

“An order is hereby issued compelling and directing the 1st respondent (registrar of persons) to forthwith replace the petitioner’s (Gulleid) lost identity card,” the judgement read in part.

The judge further reprimanded the government for condemning the man unheard.

“From the foregoing, and the failure by the respondents to rebut the factual matters in the amended petition, this court finds that the petitioner has proved on a balance of probability that he was condemned unheard by the 1st respondent.” He posed.

It’s reported that, his almost 30 years battle for his ID replacement by the registrar of persons begun in 1989.

Narrating his ordeal to the court, he said that, he had continously applied the replacement of his ID and even visited the registrar of person’s offices in Nairobi but still nothing came out of it.

Adding that the registrar of person went ahead and blocked him from their system due to a prior apprehension for having 2 IDs.

He further narrated that, due to luck of that ID , he was left out of goverment funds that were being offered during the pandemic.

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