IEBC COMMISSIONER AND CITY LAWYER’S ACCOUNT TO BE FROZEN OVER SH1.3 BILLION.

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Lawyer Anthony Oluoch who is being accused of together with Thomas Letangule of swindling them Sh 1.3 billion as retirement payoff.

BY SAMALFAN.

Over 400 ex-employees of Telkom Kenya want a joint bank account belonging to IEBC Commissioner Thomas Letangule and a city lawyer frozen.

They accuse accuse the two of swindling them Sh 1.3 billion as retirement payoff.

The claimants want the accounts of Mr Letangule and lawyer Anthony Oluoch frozen until they give a detailed account on how they have disbursed the money to the former employees.

The money was awarded to the retirees following an out of court settlement which the advocates negotiated on their behalf in October 2014.

The State Corporation agreed to settle the amount following a legal dispute with the former employees that have been in court for nearly ten years.

The former workers were retrenched in 2006 but Telkom was found to have acted discriminatorily by the Court of Appeal.

In urgent pleadings lodged before the Labor Relations Court, claimants say there has been great disparities in monies they have since received.

Letangule and Aluoch, the claimants allege have failed to disclose the formal used in disbursing the money.

According to the applicants, efforts to reach the IEBC commissioner to seek answers on the criteria used to pay them have all failed as he has refused to address them.

Consequently, they want the two advocates summoned to give an account of how much money was released to them by Telkom.

Telkom the say should be summoned to give an account of the amount they released to their account held at National Bank of Kenya (NBK).

They are further accused of making colossal deductions from the applicants’ lump sum payments as legal fees without their consent.

According to them, the deductions are illegal as they were paid by the parastatal.

 

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