, NAIROBI, Kenya, May 20 – The Kenya Meat Commission was on Wednesday ordered to pay Sh22 million to three of its former employees who were irregularly dismissed in 2011.
The order was issued by employment and Labour Relation Court Principal Judge Justice Mathew Nderi Nduma.
He said the commission failed to follow the law while terminating the employment of the three employees who served as senior accountants.
The judge upheld the submission of the claimant’s lawyer Patrick Lutta to the effect that the termination of their employment was substantially and procedurally unfair.
Justice Nduma said that the board as demonstrated by Lutta did not try to grant the three an opportunity to be heard.
The court said that employment law supersedes internal procedures as the Act provides minimum standards to be observed by every employer.