- The court also directed the county government to employ the youth trainers under permanent and pensionable terms.
- The county government opposed the suit and called for its dismissal and denied receiving any directive from TA.
- Mr Gikonyo said the tutors were entitled to suitability interviews before being absorbed into the county service.
The Employment and Labour Relations Court has ordered the Nyeri County to pay Sh10 million to 65 youth polytechnic tutors as salary and allowances incurred between July and December 2015.
Justice Byram Ongaya directed the county government to pay Sh10,343,970 to the tutors for failing to absorb them as instructed by the now-defunct Transition Authority (TA).
The court also directed the county government to employ the youth trainers under permanent and pensionable terms.
The tutors, who were each earning Sh26,523 per month, moved to court seeking orders to stop the county government from subjecting them to fresh interviews for the posts.
Through lawyer Davidson Warutere, they told the court that they were employed by the Public Service Commission (PSC) in May 2011 and issued with appointment letters for a three-year contract.
The contract ended in Aril 2014 and the PSC extended it to June 2015 but they continued to work up to December of the same year.
The lawyer told the court that the Nyeri County Public Service Board later invited the tutors for a suitability interview and only 19 were found fit to work while the fate of the others was not communicated.
The board later terminated employment of all the tutors including those found suitable and advertised for the positions.