Court rules sack­ing of 3 Garissa of­fi­cials il­le­gal, or­ders 24 months’ pay­ments

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Judiciary -

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.

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