MP sues NBK for wrong­ful dis­missal

Business Daily (Kenya) - - ECONOMY & POLITICS - Mau­reen Kakah mkakah@ke.na­tion­media.com

An MP has moved to court seek­ing about Sh10 mil­lion for wrong­ful dis­missal at the Na­tional Bank of Kenya.

Alego Usonga MP Sa­muel Onunga Atandi has sued the bank for Sh9,936,000 for the man­ner in which he was sacked nine months ago be­fore at­tempt­ing his hand in pol­i­tics.

Through lawyer Ni­cholas Sumba, he faulted the bank for phas­ing out his po­si­tion as di­rec­tor of in­sti­tu­tional and trans­ac­tional bank­ing and lay­ing him off with a Sh1.65 mil­lion pack­age.

He ar­gued that he was dis­crim­i­nated against by his for­mer em­ployer after it de­clined to vol­un­tar­ily ter­mi­nate his job un­der the early re­tire­ment scheme.

He joined NBK from NIC Bank in July 15, 2015 on a monthly pay of Sh828,000 and now wants com­pen­sa­tion equiv­a­lent to his one-year pay and a 40 per cent loan re­bate on his credit fa­cil­i­ties.

The MP says that he was of­fered a small pack­age equiv­a­lent to his two-month pay of Sh1.65 mil­lion, less than the exit terms spelt out in a De­cem­ber cir­cu­lar that an­nounced the pash­ing out of his po­si­tion.

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