In Summary
  • The 115 ward administrators were among county officials sent on compulsory leave to tame the burgeoning wage bill standing at Sh5.5 billion.

Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has suffered a major blow in his efforts to put his government in order, after a court ordered him to reinstate 115 county employees whom he had sent on compulsory leave when he assumed office.

The Employment and Labour Relations Court in Nakuru on Thursday said the governor’s decision to send them on compulsory leave was unconstitutional.

DUE PROCESS

Justice Stephen Radido, in his judgment on a petition filed by the workers, said the governor did not follow due process.

“The petitioners are hereby directed to resume office and have full access to their work stations since the court finds their removal from office to be unconstitutional and unfair,” ruled justice Radido.

WAGE BILL

The 115 ward administrators were among county officials sent on compulsory leave to tame the burgeoning wage bill standing at Sh5.5 billion.

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