A Ugandan company, Kampala Coach, was ordered to pay a Kenyan woman Ksh14 million for an accident that occurred in 2010.
In the ruling made by the High Court in Nairobi, the 31-year-old will be compensated for her injuries.
The Kenyan had sued the bus driver and the owner of the tractor that collided in Mumias, Busia County, on September 17, 2010.
According to the lady, she had boarded the bus and was travelling home when the incident occurred.
She also argued that she was almost incapacitated after the incident. The bus driver was accused of driving too fast and overloading the luggage.
In addition, she lamented that due to the accident, she had not engaged in an economic activity and paid Ksh4 million for treatment.
Medical expenses, she argued, may rise to Ksh25 million as she opts for reconstructive surgery in the future.
Furthermore, she demanded compensation for pain and suffering, arguing that her social life was affected.
The victim initially demanded Ksh121 million for the injuries incurred.
From the compensation, Ksh2 million was for pain and suffering, Ksh2.2 million as her future earnings, Ksh5 million for future medical expenses, Ksh7.2 million for her helper, and Ksh4.8 million as special damages.
In its defence, the company argued that the woman did not exercise enough caution to protect herself during the trip.
Furthermore, the bus driver blamed the owner of the tractor, who denied all the allegations.