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  • Your situation calls for empathy. It is unfortunate for anyone to be a victim of such circumstances.
  • The case finds ground in Article 47 of the Constitution, which addresses the right to fair administrative action that is expeditious, efficient, reasonable and procedurally fair.
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My name is Kelvin. Thank you for the good work you are doing in educating some of us. 

I am writing to inquire on a case of a relative who lost her job as a school accountant after she threatened to expose corruption in the institution’s finances. The school Board of Governors suspended her in 2010 on grounds of insubordination of the school principal.

The charges against her were fabricated after she refused to allow irregular payments for the school supplies to a company owned by the principal.

She had worked in the school for more than 20 years before this happened and losing the job in that manner meant she could not get retirement benefits. 

Due to financial difficulty, she was not able to file a suit at the labour courts back then and she was wondering whether it can be done now.

The school principal was later transferred following uproar from the students and the parents on the poor administration of the school.

Is it still possible to seek legal help or is it now a lost cause?

Thank you in advance for any advice.

Regards, 

Kelvin 

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