City school accused of discriminating against African workers, harassment
Some employees of Gems Cambridge International School in Nairobi have urged the government to stem “rampant racial discrimination” at the institution. Staff who sought anonymity for fear of victimisation said for one-and-a-half years, the school has been run in a manner that promotes discrimination against African workers. “To start with, some of our colleagues earn more than Sh2 million, with househelps paid for by the school, against our pay of below Sh50,000 with no benefits for the same work,” a worker said. Another said the administration openly tells them they cannot be on the same pedestal with foreign workers, who left their homes “to come teach us how to teach”. Reached for comment, principal Scott Webber said matters of pay are private contractual terms between an employee and the employer. The workers also complained of harassment and mistreatment by their foreign colleagues.