Thursday, February 2, 2023 –Blogger Dennis Itumbi has won a whopping sh 630,000 court award over unfair dismissal from office.
In a court case he had filed at the Milimani Labour Court after the Statehouse fired him as their media strategist, Presiding Judge Jacob Gakeri found out that the previous regime did not comply with the law.
The judge argued through his ruling that the digital strategist required to be served with a warning or disciplinary letter first before any action could be taken.
“The respondents may have had a valid and fair reason to terminate the petitioner’s employment but did not comply with the requirements of the provisions of the Employment Act, 2007, to guarantee procedural fairness in the process,” The Standard quoted Justice Gikeri.
The Employment Act 2007 highlights the right procedure to be observed when dismissing an employee. This requires an early notice; or put up with compensating the affected party.
The strategist is a close ally of President William Ruto.
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