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Kenyan Billionaire, His Wife & Children Sued For Failing To Pay Shs.16.9 Million Air Fare

by Yahil Felix

Kenyan billionaire businessman David Langat has been sued for allegedly failing to pay Shs.16.9 million air fare.

According to court documents filed by African Touch Safaris Limited, the billionaire flew around the country and abroad and in the process, spent Sh 8.1 billion for both his personal and business trips.

The complainant claimed that despite making demands, Mr. Langat has refused, neglected and failed to pay the amount or a sum of it.

The billionaire has been sued alongside his wife, children and companies.

In response to this, they said they had no contract between them and the agent.

According to the travel agency, Dr. Langat promised to pay top dollar and Kenya Shillings for sorting family trips but he has not met his end of the bargain.

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The amount being demanded from the businessman accrued from 2018 to September 2019. Africa Touch Limited argues that Langat directed them to organize trips for his family and invoice him.

The company narrated that following the instructions, it opened both dollar and Kenya Shillings accounts for them.

Court documents reveal that he owes the firm 3.8 million in dollars and 1.9 million in the Kenya shillings account. The debt interest has accrued to 5 million shillings.

Reports say Langat owns DL Group of companies, Rift Valley Tea Solutions Limited and Ibera Tea factory limited.

The documents state that Langat mostly traveled from Nairobi to Eldoret. The firm is also suing his wife, Helen Jerobon Langat alleging that she signed a contract to help manage the transport in 2018.

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It is alleged she accrued Sh. 5 million between the date she signed the contract and June 2020. The firm states that Jerobon has declined to foot her bills despite traveling to Eldoret just like her husband.

The company is also demanding for Sh. 3.7 million for their children. It alleges that Natalia Langat owes it Sh. 339,624; Nicole Langat 889,011; and Kirk Langat Sh 624,419.

Also, it further demands Ksh 743,546from Christopher Langat, Sh 315,520 from Emmanuel Koima, Sh 332,855 from Raymond Sang,Sh 234,398 from Samson Langat while its case against Priscilla Maiyo and Abraham Kurgat involves Sh. 22,552 and Sh 279,270 respectively.

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The fare demanded from the accused involves travels around 2019.

According to the firm, DL group promised to foot the bill in February 2020 on a monthly basis and top up two percent interest on the accrued amount.

But in their reply, the family said the company cannot claim money from a non-existing contract.

Langat wants the court to dismiss the case and compel the company to pay costs. All the cases have been filed at Milimani Magistrate’s Commercial Court.

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