LABOUR COURT AWARDS 135 MILLION TO RETRENCHED KENYA POWER EMPLOYEES

by Beatrice Ambasa
May 13, 2021

Thirteen former senior Kenya Power executives have been awarded a sum of Sh135 million in total by the Labor Court as compensation for retrenchment that happened six years ago.


Justice Maureen Onyango arrived at the figure after doing a computation as per the judgement issued in February 2020 by Justice Hellen Wasilwa where the court found the former employees were entitled to be paid a redundancy package after being retrenched.


In that judgment the former employees are named as Raphael Njoroge Mwaura, Samuel Migwi Theuri, Mary Waeni Wambua, Anne Elizabeth Owuor, Charles Lwanga Ooko, Charles Thinwa Mathenge, Cleophas Simiyu Wekesa and Florence Kirimania Obura.


Others are Godfrey Kigarie Gathige, James Ngugi Njuguna, Joshua Kamau Mwangi, Nathaniel Waithaka Wanyagi and Samuel Njoroge Njogu.


They lost their jobs in 2015 after Kenya Power declared them redundant following a reorganisation of the company's management.