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Judge sues bank for 'bounced cheque' mishap

16 April 2014, 14:12 Millicent Kawii

Nairobi - A bank has been directed to respond to a case filed by a Court of Appeal judge who is seeking compensation for an alleged ‘broke’ portrayal embarrassment.

In the suit, Justice George B.M Kariuki wants the Standard Chartered bank to compensate him for an embarrassment caused by being portrayed as ‘broke’ after three cheques he had obtained from the bank failed to process a Sh7M payment for a car he had purchased at D.T.Dobie.

Justice G.B.M Kariuki is seeking unspecified amount of money  as damages for breach of contract, loss of credit and reputation.

He says the bank caused him considerable amount of distress, agony, mental torture, humiliation, and contempt in the eyes of the public.

On October 14 and November 1 last year, the judge who is a customer at the bank and has a shilling and a dollar account from the said bank claims that he purchased bankers cheques from the bank of Euros 12,822.49 and Euros 44,142.62 respectively and transmitted them to D.T.Dobie who banked them at Barclays bank.

However D.T.Dobie declined to release his chosen, purchased motor vehicle on grounds that the cheques had been rejected.

“He was stunned when D.T.Dobie refused to release to him the motor vehicle he thought he had purchased and paid for and instead informed him that the two cheques had been dishonoured,” said his lawyer Mr Macharia Kahonge.

According to the judge, the cheque dated November 1, 2013 of Euros 44,142.62 had the remarks “refer to drawer” while the other dated October 14, 2013 of Euros 12,822.49 was returned unpaid without any remarks by the Standard Chartered bank’s branch in Frankfurt Germany.

Justice Kariuki notified one of the banks’ manager on what had transpired and requested the third cheque of Euros 5,400 be cancelled and the cash in it transmitted electronically to D.T. Dobie.

The bank manager had effected the cancellation to prevent further embarrassment of the annoyed judge.

The judge alleges that the bank issued him with cheques not drawn on its local Euro account which it could have done to prevent unwarranted delay in payment and instead drew the said cheques on a foreign account which were rejected after 21 days period.

He says his reputation as a distinguished citizen and honorable member of the Kenyan Judicial bench has also been impaired.

Following the cheques rejection, he claims the bank has caused him embarrassment, portrayed him as someone who is unable to manage his finances and who cannot pay his bills  as well as unable to perform his part of the contract for the purchase of the car.

“As a judge of the Court of Appeal, reputation is everything, and involves making sure that in your personal and professional life integrity is paramount, financial integrity is of vital importance,” he says in his plaint.

The deputy registrar directed the bank to respond to the suit filed on April 8 in fifteen days.

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