Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business


KQ ordered to reinstate sacked engineers pending case

The technical staff were dismissed after they downed their tools over pay and the national carrier advertised their positions/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 18 – The Employment and Labour Relations Court has ordered the reinstatement of 140 sacked Kenya Airways engineers and technicians with immediate effect.

Judge Hellen Wasilwa issued the order citing safety concerns of travellers flying on planes that have not been serviced.

“I am like any other person who uses flights to travel and I cannot risk using planes that are unserviced since all the engineers and technicians have been sacked.”

“I therefore direct the airline to reinstate the sacked employees immediately pending determination of the case,” ruled judge Wasilwa.

Lawyer Dismas Wambola for the sacked engineers and technicians had urged the court to order their reinstatement arguing that during the festive season they ought to be at work.

KQ’s prayer to have the matter adjourned to enable it respond to its actions was rejected and was instead given up to Tuesday to do so.

The sacked technical staff moved to court last week to contest their dismissal without being offered the right to be heard.

The case is due for an inter-partes hearing on Wednesday.

Click to comment

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...


NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...