In Summary
  • He was employed to work as a cook in the governor’s residence on a four-year contract.
  • However, his employment was terminated in September 2014 and no reason was given for the dismissal.
  • He then sued the county government through Kebuka Wachira Advocates.

The Employment and Labour Relations Court has awarded a former cook of former Nyeri Governor Nderitu Gachagua Sh381,807 for unfair sacking.

Samuel Wambugu Gitonga was employed in November 2013 by the Nyeri County government as a cook in the governor’s residence on a four-year contract.

His appointment letter indicated that he would be working from 6.30am or sometimes earlier as requested and leaving at 9.00pm or even sometimes later.

However, his employment was terminated in September 2014 and no reason was given for the dismissal.

He then sued the county government through Kebuka Wachira Advocates.

He told Judge Byram Ongaya that he was dismissed without notice and demanded a compensation of Sh53,610 and Sh31,104 for unpaid off days, Sh7,148 for unpaid public holidays, Sh48,000 for overtime and Sh,42,888 for the one year gratuity.

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