Court rules sacking of 3 Garissa officials illegal, orders 24 months’ payments
A court has ruled that Garissa Governor Nathif Jama unlawfully sacked three executive members. The Employment and Labour Relations Court yesterday ruled the three were unfairly sent packing. Lady Justice Hellen Wasilwa said the governor violated the labour laws and the Constitution. She directed that all dues, including salaries, compensation, gratuities, leave notices and other allowances for a period of 24 months be paid with immediate effect. Wasilwa also directed the county government to pay all court damages of Muktar Bulale (Water), Salah Yakub (Environment) and Idriss Muktar (Trade). The judge, however, ruled that the executives should not go back and hold their respective offices. Jama’s lawyer, Abdullahi Ahmednasir, is expected to appeal against the court’s verdict. The court summoned 10 Garissa officials to testify on the dismissal case of the three.