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Kayirebwa Drags Rwandair to Court

By Bigabo Patrick
On 30 April 2013 at 06:09

Safari Kizito a lawyer representing Cecile Kayirebwa a celebrated music icon has expressed his dissatisfaction against the delay of a case involving his client and Rwandair.
The lawyer told IGIHE, “Delayed justice is denied justice,” he said court is draging its feet in handling the case Kayirebwa Vs Rwandair.
Kayirebwa in September 2012 filed a lawsuit at the Nyagurenge, Commercial High Court against Rwandair for failing to adhere to provisions of a contract the two parties had entered (...)

Safari Kizito a lawyer representing Cecile Kayirebwa a celebrated music icon has expressed his dissatisfaction against the delay of a case involving his client and Rwandair.

The lawyer told IGIHE, “Delayed justice is denied justice,” he said court is draging its feet in handling the case Kayirebwa Vs Rwandair.

Kayirebwa in September 2012 filed a lawsuit at the Nyagurenge, Commercial High Court against Rwandair for failing to adhere to provisions of a contract the two parties had entered requiring Rwandair to use some of her music in the launch of its activities but broke the agreement.

Rwandair had submitted that it didn’t abuse the contract thus requested the court to provide them with time to find music experts to help in proving that the audio music used in the promotion works of Rwandair was not of Cecile kayirebwa.

The defendant (Rwandair) had submitted two persons as music experts including Albert Rudatsimburwa and Irene Habemenshi.

Rwandair is challenging the authenticity of the recordings.

Court kicked out Rudatsimburwa on grounds that he had previously been accused along other media houses of playing her copyrighted music “for years” without her permission and also failing to pay her loyalties.

Meanwhile Habamenshi refused to present herself as a music expert in the case of Cecile Kayirebwa Vs Rwandair.

After failure to find other music experts in three requests sought by the defendant, court fined Rwandair Frw200,000 for failing to present a music expert and wasting time.

Kayirebwa is seeking undisclosed damages from Rwandair for breaching the contract.

The Music icon had entered an agreement with Rwandair to use her song Inzozi Nziza in launching the activities of Rwandair.

By press time the Lawyer representing Rwandair was not avilable for comment as he couldnt return his phone calls.


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