30 November 2012

Kenya: Retrenched Workers Ask for Compensation

More than 5,000 civil servants who were retrenched in 2000 have appealed to the court to expedite the determination of their damages.

Busia County officials of the workers said their members were dying before they getting to know their fate.

The former workers' chairman, Gerald Odamong and secretary Fred Musundi said the June 27 ruling by Nairobi High Court Judge Roselyn Nambuye was in their favour.

They were speaking to retrenchees from Teso in Amagoro.

While dismissing their bid for reinstatement, Judge Nambuye said in the ruling that the retrenchment was a culmination of the civil service reform programme.

The Judge ruled that the workers be paid exemplary damages, Sh200, 000 golden handshake and training money and transport.

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