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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,11TH JULY 2019-Ex Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer, Titus Naikuni, has been ordered to pay a Sh10 million to an employee he unlawfully sacked.
Employment and Labour Relation Court on Thursday stated that the action by Naikuni against former Corporate and Communication Manager Kepha Moreno Bosire was not justifiable.
Bosire was awarded Sh1.8 million by the court being three months salary in lieu of notice, twelve months salary compensation, Sh1 million for compensation for undignified treatment of the claimant all amounting to Sh10 million.
In his judgment Justice Nelson Abuodha, said that the former CEO is personally responsible for the award in favour of the claimant.
Bosire’s lawyer Steve Mogaka told the judge that Naikuni personally confronted Bosire during a marathon event that took place at Lemek Conservancy in 2013 and removed his t-shirt which which he said did not bear the company’s logo.
The court noted that the CEO ought to have used other alternative measures if he wanted the claimant to leave event.
The judge further found that Naikuni authorized the Director Human Resource to dismiss Bosire.
Bosire’s lawyer convinced the court his client was not accorded a fair hearing or a chance defend himself as per the requirement of the Employment Act.