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Government spokesman sued over flower deliveries

By | July 13th 2010

By Evelyn Kwamboka

Government Spokesman Dr Alfred Mutua has been sued for failing to pay for 30 flower banquets supplied to him.

The Flower Centre Limited that has also named Golden Dreams Limited as a defendant in the case, claims it supplied the Rose flowers in a May 2010 express term of agreement with those sued.

The company’s advocate Mr George Kithi says his client supplied the flowers, and Mutua acknowledged safe receipt and delivery of the same.

Kithie says this in suit papers filed at the Commercial Court registry in Nairobi.

"In breach of the terms of the agreement between the parties, the defendants refused, failed and ignored to pay sh82,500 being the amount due and owing to the plaintiff for the flowers supplied," he says.

Kithi claims his client has suffered loss and damage, and has been put to pocket in the sum of Sh82,500, which sum the company now claims from the defendants.

"The second defendant (Mutua) being a personality and the official Government spokesman is hell bent on using his office to frustrate the recovery of the said amount and has used threats and intimidation against the plaintiff every time the plaintiff asks for payment," he claims.

The company is now seeking the amount it is owed, interest above the court rates from May 8, till payment in full, costs of the case and any other order the court may deem fit and just to grant.

In an affidavit filed by the company’s Managing Director Alfayaz Sunderji, no other case has been filed against the defendants concerning the flower banquets.

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