In Summary
  • Kideda asked Justice Justice Hellen Wasiliwa to quash the decision to sack him as it was without notice and "in total violation of labour laws".
  • He was appointed in July for a three-year-term but was fired on Munya's maiden tour of the plant.

A former chief executive of the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) has sued Trade Minister Peter Munya for firing him verbally three months ago.

Mr Fanuel Odede Kideda on Thursday filed his case at the Employment and Labour Relations Court in a bid to get reinstated.

EMBARRASSMENT

Mr Kideda asked Justice Justice Hellen Wasilwa to quash the decision to sack him as it was without notice and "in total violation of labour laws".

In the case filed as urgent, he added that the action was taken in the presence of staff.

His lawyer Danstan Omari told Justice Wasilwa that he was sacked by Mr Munya during his maiden tour of the EPZ’s premises in Athi River on September 20.

Mr Omari noted that his client was appointed by former Trade Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohammed in July for a term of three years.

Mr Kideda was first appointed on September 21, 2015.

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