, NAIROBI, Kenya, June 18 – Tana River Governor Hussein Dado and his wife have been sued by their former maid seeking Sh350,000 for unlawful termination of her employment.
Moraa Omwansa, stated that the couple failed to pay dues upon termination of her services in October 2012.
She was employed by the respondents in 2009 on a salary of Sh4,000 a month, which according to her was below what she could have been paid.
Omwansa told the court that both parties were in agreement that upon termination of her employment, the couple were to pay her 12 months’ salary, which did not happen.
While giving her evidence before trial judge Justice Onesmus Makau, she said the governor and his wife violated her rights to earn good salary as required by labour laws.
Her lawyer Jason Okemwa, told judge that she never received one month notice salary of Sh10,656.25 which was according to their tabulation, annual leave for three years Sh25,820,90, severance pay for three years Sh16,037.80 and 12 months’ salary compensation for Sh10,656,25 per year.
The lawyer told court that the claimant’s case was filed in October 2013, after the respondents declined to meet her demands for unlawful termination.
In his defence, the governor stated that the claimant was employed as house help and he always paid her salary.
He stated that contrary to her claims, she was paid Sh8,900 per month.