In Summary
  • All sub-County and ward administrators, and their deputies were also sent home.
  • They further sought orders restraining the county government from advertising their positions.

The Employment and Labor Relations court has suspended the decision by Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui to send 115 county employees on compulsory leave.

Justice Hellen Wasilwa in her ruling Thursday suspended the governor’s decision pending hearing and determination of a petition filed by the employees before court.

The 115 sub county and ward administrators filed a petition in court on Wednesday through their lawyer Mr Gordon Ogolla challenging the governor’s decision.

Governor Kinyanjui sent the employees on compulsory leave on Monday in what he termed as a measure to reorganise the devolved unit.

Among those who were sent home were six senior county officials—the director of finance Wilson Mungai, director of procurement Eliezar Ngarari, head of enforcement Joseph Kiara, deputy head of enforcement Charles Nyanaro and the head of accounts Dan Odundo.

COMPLAINTS

In addition, all sub-County and ward administrators, and their deputies were also sent home.

In their application, the disgruntled employees accused the new county boss of maliciously and irregularly ordering them to proceed on a compulsory leave without subjecting them to any disciplinary action.

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