Is it affordable to sue someone if he only owes me 100,000?

Swala Nyeti Podcast
Is it affordable to sue someone if he only owes me 100,000?
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In today’s episode, we discuss the procedures that determine whether your case qualifies to be heard in the Small Claims Court.

Hi, my name is Rose. A couple of years ago, I entered into an agreement with someone to build a website for my new business.

The developer invoiced me for KES.100,000 to do the work, asking that it be paid upfront. Immediately after making payment, the games began. I could not reach the developer, and there was no website.

After a frustrating few months of trying to follow up the developer, I decided to get a lawyer to send a demand note. Unsurprisingly, the developer never responded to the demand letter. My lawyer suggested we file a small claims suit against him for recovery of the money, and we did that around May last year.

However, because of the pandemic, and the shift to a new e-filing system, the case file got lost and it only reappeared recently. The developer has filed a defence but we are yet to get a date. However, someone told me recently that there is a new court handling claims like mine, and I wanted to know, how do I proceed with my case to get justice in the fastest possible way.

Research by Maurine Kerich (maurine@swalanyeti.org)

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