Monday, February 6, 2023 –Court sitting in Nairobi has awarded former Betika employee a whopping sh 12.5 million in compensation following his irregular sacking.
Justice of Employment and Labour court, Jacob Gakeri, awarded the ex-Betika technology boss, Fred Gitonga Njangi, his full dues.
The judge declined to grant Shop & Deliver Ltd trading as Betika their prayers of withholding two-thirds of Gitonga’s terminal dues.
“I find that withholding of Gitonga’s terminal dues by Betika was unjustifiable in law, and the avenue user to seek relief lacked the necessary anchorage, the application is unsustainable and is accordingly dismissed with costs, “the judge ruled.
Mr. Gitonga was fired last year following a multimillion fraud allegation where he was linked to a sh 11 million theft between January 13 and February 3 2022.
This is after Betika conducted internal audit and investigations and realized the tech officer had stolen their money and, immediately, commenced disciplinary action against him and arranged for his arrest.
The accused, Mr. Gitonga, was appointed the head of technology at the Kenyan giant betting firm in December 2017 and confirmed six months later.
His monthly salary was sh 1.9 million.
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