Machakos County Ordered To Pay Sh27M To A Motor Vehicle Company

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Governor Alfred Mutua at the County Assembly. Photo courtesy.

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The High Court has ordered Machakos County Government to pay a car dealer over Sh27 million for supplying eight motor vehicles to the County.

Justice Margaret Muigai ordered Governor Alfred Mutua administration to pay Simba Corporation limited Sh 27,038,610 being the balance of purchase of 8 vehicles supplied to the County. The County government was supplied with a total of 21 vehicles.

The judge, however declined to award Sh1,805,658 saying  the car dealer did not prove whether the amount accrues from outstanding debt or from payments made or whether VAT was remitted for payments made for purchase of motor vehicles and VAT is due only for the outstanding amount.

Simba Corporation had informed the court pursuant to a Supply Circular No. R04/2015 to 2016 for supply of Motor Vehicles dated June 16, 2015, the company supplied 21 4×4 Double Cab pickups to Machakos county.

The car dealer argued that the terms and conditions of the supply, delivery and payment of the purchase price for the vehicles were set out under the supply circular and special conditions of contract attendant to the tender and stated.

The company was required to submit detailed specifications, drawings, catalogues for the products intended for supply. Further, the company was required to indicate on the specifications sheets whether the equipment offered complied with each specified requirement.

Simba Corporation began as one of Kenya’s most successful indigenous commercial organizations with a very rich heritage in motor vehicle sales and service.

Simba Corporation is an integrated business group headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with controlling interests in such diversified fields as motor sales and service, hospitality, investment and financial services. Simba Corporation has grown from a modest used-car sales enterprise, founded in 1948 by Mr. Abdul Karim Popat, into one of Kenya’s most successful indigenous commercial organizations with a rich heritage in motor vehicle sales and service.

At Simba, we take pride in always creating value in the business we do- most especially for our customers. The singular tenet we stand by is to ensure that our customers have confidence in our products and services through accessibility, reliability and transparency.

Simba is a member of KAM (Kenya Association of Manufacturers), KEPSA (Kenya Private Sector Alliance), KMI (Kenya Motor Industry Association), FKE (Federation of Kenya Employers),among others and in 2016, signed the code of Ethics for business in Kenya under the United Nations Global Compact Network- Kenya.

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