Nyeri ordered to release salaries for 9 administrators
NYERI I The county government has been directed by the Employment and Labour Relations Court to release two-month salary arrears for sub-county and ward administrators.
Justice Byram Ongaya also stopped the government from sacking six subcounty and three ward administrators after it emerged that they were not among 31 others, who were recently reinstated by the court.
Through lawyer Davidson Warutere, the nine officials told the court that they had not received their September and October salaries and that they had been unlawfully dismissed from service.
The claimants named the devolved government and the county public service board as respondents, in the case.
Justice Ongaya ordered the county government to absorb all the administrators into permanent and pensionable employment scheme, stating that the dismissal amounted to unlawful punishment.
The court found that the termination letters issued to the officials, titled expiry of contract, were ambiguous.
“The ambiguous terms of the termination letter did not state the reason for the termination and the termination was clearly unfair for want of valid reason as envisaged in Section 43 of the Employment Act, 2007 or Section 76 (1) and (2) of the County Governments Act, 2012 as read with Article 236 of the Constitution,” said the judge.
The court found that the termination letters issued to the o icials were ambiguous
JUSTICE Byram Ongaya of Labour Court