In Summary
  • Nine Kenya Air Force servicemen want to be compensated for what they term as wrongful detention following the 1982 attempted coup d'état.
  • They say they were suspected of participating in the failed coup, questioned, detained and tortured.

A Nakuru court will next week rule on a state application seeking the dismissal of a compensation case filed by nine former Kenya Air Force servicemen.

The Kenya Air Force servicemen want to be compensated for what they term as wrongful detention following the 1982 attempted coup d'état.

OBJECTION

Justice Stephen Radido, of the Employment and Labour Relations Court sitting in Nakuru, on Thursday directed the parties to appear before the court on November 17 for the ruling.

The state, in its objection filed through the Attorney General, said the court does not have the jurisdiction to hear the case.

In a notice of preliminary objection filed before the court, state counsel Mr Kiprotich Kirui said the state wants the court to strike out the petition as it was not filed in accordance with the law.

He said the petition was filed in the wrong court, adding that the Employment Court had no jurisdiction to hear a torture case.

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