Ac­tivist Om­tatah wants Labour judge Mbaru re­moved for ‘gross mis­con­duct’

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Judiciary -

Ac­tivist Okiya Om­tatah wants Em­ploy­ment and Labour Re­la­tions Court judge Mon­ica Mbaru re­moved from of­fice for al­leged gross mis­con­duct and misbehaviour. He filed a petition be­fore the Ju­di­cial Ser­vice Com­mis­sion yes­ter­day, ac­cus­ing Mbaru of abus­ing her of­fice by is­su­ing ir­reg­u­lar or­ders in favour of for­mer Keny­atta Univer­sity Vice Chan­cel­lor Olive Mu­genda. Om­tatah told the JSC Mbaru, with­out hear­ing all par­ties, or­dered KU to pay Mu­genda an ex­or­bi­tant re­tire­ment pack­age of Sh100 mil­lion with­out following due process. He said the or­ders were meant to re­turn a favour to Mu­genda, who a few days be­fore she left of­fice em­ployed Mbaru’s hus­band Henry Mwangi. She fa­cil­i­tated his trans­fer from Ki­tui to the main cam­pus on Thika Road. The ac­tivist said Mu­genda had ir­reg­u­larly hired Mwangi as a lec­turer at the univer­sity’s Ki­tui’s cam­pus.

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