KIDERO SACKED COUNTY EXECUTIVE FOR GOING TO CHURCH WITH EX-CS WAIGURU; COURT ORDERS A HANDSOME COMPENSATION.

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Former Nairobi County county executives Mr Evans Ondieki at Milimani Law alCourt on Wednesday September 21,2016.
BY THOMAS KARIUKI.

Nairobi County Governor Dr Evans Kidero will now pay one of his former county executives Mr Evans Ondieki a whooping Sh8.8 million for unlawful dismissal.

In a consent entered on behalf of the governor by his lawyer Professor Tom Ojienda and dated August 22 2016, Dr Kidero says he will comply with a court decision that ordered Mr Ondieki be compensated.

The award was issued on August 5 2016 by the Employment and Labour Relation court which included unpaid salaries, gratuity and cost of the suit.

Before his dismissal, Mr Ondieki served as the Environment Executive for Nairobi County.

Justice Nduma Nderi of the Labour Court quashed Kidero’s decision removing Ondieki from office saying it was done in an impervious manner.

The judge said that Governor Kidero was unreasonable and petty in sacking Ondieki on the basis that he attended a church service alongside former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru.

However, Judge Nderi did not see the need to direct the county to rehire Ondieki since he had not asked to be reinstated.

The county government has 30 days to compute the award and file the same for consideration by the court.

Mr Ondieki told the court that his sacking was instigated by malice and political whims.

He claimed he was fired for supporting Waiguru and Dagoretti South MP Dennis Waweru.

On January 26, days after reshuffling his government Kidero appointed Urban Renewals and Housing CEC Tom Odongo to replace Ondieki in acting capacity.

Governor Kidero said the decision was aimed at ensuring efficient service delivery to Nairobians.

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