Billionaire Jimmy Wanjigi has appealed a ruling made in favor of the high-end Luxury Boutique shop, Fazal, that has sued him for Ksh 1.3 million for failing to pay for seven attires he bought.
Fazal is demanding the cash from the billionaire for allegedly failing to pay for five pairs of designer trousers and two jackets from Fazal, whose parent company is Ravello Limited.
Wanjigi took the clothes in 2019.
Milimani Principal Magistrate D.M. Kivuti on January 22, 2021, ruled that Wanjigi should settle the debt after learning that the billionaire failed to pay for the Ermenegildo Zegna trousers and two Brioni jackets.
Ermenegildo Zegna trousers and two Brioni jackets are high-end brands strictly for the rich.
A Brioni jacket can cost anywhere from Ksh44,000 to Ksh1.2 million while an Ermenegildo Zegna trouser goes for between Ksh 130,000 to Ksh 65,000.
Wanjigi was also accused of failing to return a Ksh 67,500 pair of trousers that did not fit him properly.
Ravello Limited presented WhatsApp chats in the court from the two that showed he failed to make the payments and the company has been pushing him to do so ever since.
“Hi Jimmi, can I come collect $9,675 (Sh1.05 million) and one pair of trousers that you said you’ll return?” read one of the texts.
“Good morning Jimmi. Kindly send me the grey pair of trousers and cheque, please. Regards, Aziz.” read another.
Ravello Limited said that Wanjigi promised to pay in 2020 but has been dodging them since.
Wanjigi, however, denied taking the trousers from them insisting that they are only after tarnishing his name.
“The defendant herein (Wanjigi) has averred in his defense that he is a total stranger to the plaintiff and that no goods or services were rendered to him.
“The defendant is a total stranger to the documents such as the WhatsApp messages the plaintiff is relying on in support of its claim,” Wanjigi challenged in an appeal at the High Court.
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