NATIONAL Pensions Scheme Authority has sued Rainbow Party leader Wynter Kabimba’s law firm over unpaid rentals of more than K300,000.
According to a statement of claim filed in the High Court Commercial registry, NAPSA stated that in 1996, it entered into a lease agreement with Wynter Kabimba and company for the possession and occupancy of a portion of Godfrey House situated at plot No. 6131, corner of Kabelenga and Longolongo roads, and the agreement was renewable yearly.
NAPSA said that arising from the said lease agreement, Kabimba’s firm had throughout the term of it’s occupation and use of the demised premises been liable to pay the agreed monthly rent of K7,515.14 and K657.68 utility charges.
“The plaintiff will state that in so far as it is known to it, the defendant has not made any effort to honor his obligation or promises to pay for the outstanding rental arrears. That during the period that the defendant has been in possession of the demised premises, the defendant has been inconsistent in paying its rentals and has unjustifiably refused, failed or neglected to liquidate the rental arrears and has unjustifiably refused, failed or neglected to liquidate the rental arrears,” NAPSA said.
NAPSA stated that it was entitled to recover the monies that it has been deprived of by the respondent as well as possession of the premises.
NAPSA said that it will aver at trial that Wynter Kabimba and Company was clearly not able to sustain occupancy of the premises due to the total contumelious disregard of the agreement between get parties.
It said it will prove at trial that the defendant’s continued possession of the premises and failure, neglect or deliberate refusal to honour his obligation was depriving it its much-needed investment returns from the premises.
It is therefore claiming payment of K377,339.25 being the unpaid rentals due, payment of K14,195 utility charges as at July 1, 2019, profits and vacant possession of the premises.
It also wants interest on the amount found due and any other relief that the court may deem fit.