Mbarara. Court in Mbarara that was presided over by the Grade one Magistrate Paul Mujuni has adjourned the case in which the Mbarara Businessman Francis Kyegarikye Fara the MD of Bazebo.com linked to New Mugisha Companies is accused of failing to compensate and pay medical bills to a Bodaboda rider whom he knocked nearly to death.
Peter Ganafya a 42 year old from Katete central- Mbarara was last year on 15th August knocked down by Kyegarikye who was driving his vehicle Pajero Land Cruiser Reg. No. UAY 271G. Ganafya told court that he was knocked by Kyegarikye around Memory Bar while he was riding his bodaboda Bajaj Boxer No. UEQ 872C on High street Mbarara- Kabale road where Pajero car knocked him and broke up his both legs.
Ganafya told Court while he was testifying in court last week that after the accident he was rushed to Mbarara University Hospital where he did not receive better services and later referred to Dr. Bitariho. Meanwhile, he registered the case to police before both parties were in for of mediation where two families met and agreed that Kyegarikye will pay the medical bills which was totaling to 12,750,000= for two month he spent in the Hospital.
Kyegarikye is a Son to a famous Mushanga Francis commonly known as Fara, Kyegarikye deals in insurance brokerage and other businesses around Mbarara Town. According to the complainant Ganfya, he told court that during the mediation Kyegarikye’s Father Fara was also involved but up to date these people have only raised 1m for medical bills.
Ganafya sued Kyegarikye accusing him that he arrogantly refused to pay his medical bills like they had agreed in mediation process.
During the court session when Ganafya was testifying, he requested court that he wants Kyegarikye pay his medical bills, his damages and also compensate his future because currently he can’t work since his leg was broken.
Ganafya was later asked by the magistrate to present his receipts medications which he unfortunately had not come with to court, he gave an excuse that he was advised by his State Lawyer not come with them unless the court demands for it. This caused an adjournment for this case until 7th of November 2019.