Chicken Tonight Could Cough Shs 1 Billion as Compensation for Angella Katatumba Eye Injury
Angella Katatumba Set to Seek Better Treatment Abroad after Chicken Tonight Assault
Chicken Tonight could pay singer Angella Katatumba Shs 1bn as compensation for her assault — if the restaurant opts for an out-of-court settlement.
Already, the state is pushing for the trial of three Chicken Tonight staff accused of assaulting Angella Katatumba and her Jamaican friend, musician Kuzi K.
The case is before Makindye Magistrate’s Court magistrate Elias Kakooza.
But recently, Kakooza granted three suspects — manager Rogers Olurwoth Chuka, gurad Denis Okirot and chef Kaddu — bail.
Angella Katatumba Demands Shs 1 Billion from Chicken Staff over Assault
But now, through counsel Allan Mulindwa of Mulindwa Associates and Company Advocates, Angella Katatumba wants Chicken Tonight to cough Shs 1bn as compensation.
In a notice to sue that Mulindwa Associates and Company Advocates have written to Chicken Tonight management, Angella Katatumba is demanding “Uganda shillings One billion in compensation and damages plus our legal fees amounting to Shs 100m”.
In the notice, Angella Katatumba’s lawyers remind Chicken Tonight of their client’s assault at the start of last month.
‘‘it is within your knowledge and in public domain that our client was battered by your company’s staff on 1st day of April 2018 during their course of their duty at I feel Like Chicken Tonight Kabalagala branch. And also stole her money worth Six million, two hundred thousand only,” the notice reads in part.
The lawyers also talk of the damage the assault reportedly inflicted on the singer.
‘‘On examination by the Police surgeon on 2nd April 2018, it was discovered that she had suffered grievous bodily harm and was referred to International Hospital Kampala for proper management,” the notice further says.
“She was disfnozed at IHK and found to have Post-Concussion syndrome, Anterior hyphema and erytherma around the left eye’.’
The lawyers also inform Chicken Tonight that Angella Katatumba “intends to travel abroad for better management to rule out any defects since there are more advanced facilities/ options”.