Court name
High Court of Uganda
Case number
HCCS-1999/917
Judgment date
25 September 2002

Mrs Olowu Motunrola v Ethiopian Airlines Ltd (HCCS-1999/917) [2002] UGHC 117 (25 September 2002);

Cite this case
[2002] UGHC 117
 
THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA
IN THE H
IGH COURT OF UGANDA AT KAMPALA
 HCCS NO. 917 OF 1999
MRS OLOWU MOTUNROLA ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: PLAINTIFF
VERSUS
ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES LTD
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: DEFENDANT
BEFORE: THE HON. LADY JUSTICE M.S. ARACH - AMOKO
JUDGMENT
This is a suit by the Plaintiff, Mrs Olowu Motunrola, against Ethiopian Airlines, an International Carrier to recover:
a.      
US $3,746 or its equivalent in Uganda shillings,
b.       Interest at 30% p.a,
c.       General damages,
d.       Interest on the decretal amount at Court rate from date of Judgment till payment in full,
e.       Costs
f.       Any further or alternative relief the Court may deem fit in the circumstances.
According to the plaint, on or about the 5th day of February 1999, the Plaintiff, a customer of the Defendant and a frequent flyer on the Lagos - Entebbe route did duly check in all her luggage, identified the same before she boarded the aircraft and the same was loaded on the aircraft.
On or about the 6th day of February 1999, when the aircraft finally landed at Entebbe Airport, the Plaintiff discovered that part of her luggage was lost and/or had been converted by servants of the Defendant working in the course of their employment. A list of the lost items and their value was to be produced and exhibited at the trial.
The Plaintiff did address her complaint to the Defendant’s Kampala Area Manager, one Solomon Debebe who issued or caused to be issued to the Plaintiff a “LOSS BAGGAGE