By Mukose Arnold Anthony
Former employee of Vision group and currently the assistant programmes director at salt media Terah Kaaya has issued a notice of intention to sue his former employers over failure to compensate him when he suffered injuries on 7th march 2017 at around 23:30 after being assaulted by the unknown people.
Kapya sustained head injuries which led to his admission at Kampala hospital for over 84 hours. He was saved by a boda boda cyclist who rushed him to hospital from Acacia avenue Kololo
according to the letter seen by this website with the new vision recipient stamp dated 08th November, Kaaya demands over 210M (two hundred ten million) Uganda shillings for the hospital costs, damages and lost properties which include a laptop DELL ISPIRON 5447 core worthy 1,700,000/= (Uganda shillings one million seven hundred thousand shillings), his phone LENOVO K6 power 32 GD valued at 720.000/= (Uganda shillings seven hundred twenty thousand shillings) his wallet containing 1,223,000/= ( Uganda shillings one million two hundred twenty three thousand shillings)
“take note we are under instructions to claim as we hereby do, (a) You pay to our client a sum of UGX 200,000,000/= (Uganda shillings two hundred million) as compensation for the injuries he sustained on the said accident whilst in the course of employment, (b) Furnish in our chambers a sum of UGX 10,000,000/= (Uganda shillings ten million only) which so far our client has paid whilst instructing us” the notice read in parts
Through his lawyers of Nalukoola Kakeeto advocates and solicitors Kaaya states that as he was leaving his work place, he was assaulted, harmed and not taken care of his employers yet under the law to workman’s compensation, he was never.
“Our client has informed us further that your company has never compensated him upon sustaining injuries in the course of employment duties.We hereby notify you that our client is entitled to compensation under law to workman’s compensation” reads the notice
The same notice also gives a one week adherence time for the New vision to settle their client’s complaint “TAKE FURTHER NOTE that, the claims setout herein should be adhered to within 7 (seven) days from the date of receipt here of, in the unfortunate event where you fail or refuse to reciprocate, we shall institute legal proceedings against your good company at its colossal cost” the notice reads
The notice has also been copied to the Terah Kaaya (Nalukoola’s client), Head Human Resource New vision group and addressed o the Chief executive officer Vision group Uganda plot 19/21 Industrial Area, First Street under reference NKA/LN/GEN/2017 dated 7th November 2017