Gikabu had told the court that the Mpesa 1 tap that provided a quicker way to pay for goods and services was initially his invention, as he sought to be paid sh209 million in compensation by the multi-billion telecommunication company.
However, High Court judge Grace Nzioka dismissed the case on grounds that Gikabu failed to prove to the court that indeed he was the owner of the idea and has further told him that the case could not be decided on merits of perception or molarity.
“It is not a matter of perception or morality. Of course, it may be unprofessional to do so or morally wrong. But from the legal point of view, the Plaintiff (Gikabu) bore the burden to prove the same,” Justice Nzioka said.
This means Safaricom has won the case and therefore Gikabu will not he awarded the sh209 million.
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