The Admiralty Court in Mombasa has awarded a Somali shipping company more than Sh10 million for damages incurred on its vessel MV Nasibu that was detained and has been grounded in Kenyan waters since 2017.
Yesterday, Justice Njoki Mwangi directed that the vessel’s owner, Mumin Ali Mumin, be awarded Sh10,290,000 by a businessman who had hired the vessel to transport goods into Mombasa from Somalia.
She also ordered the release of the vessel that has been detained in Kilifi.
Mumin said his vessel had been unlawfully detained, leading to loss of millions of shillings in income and damage of its engine.
He blamed businessman Jamal Mohammed
He had filed a claim seeking compensation of Sh720,000, money he claims was used to bail out the crew, secure the release of the vessel, supply fuel, spare parts, food and petty cash on various dates between August 23,