The former head of county communication team, Yussuf Korow has sued the current administration after allegedly expunging his name from the payroll.
Korow who worked in the former Governor Nathif Jama’s administration as a deputy director for information claimed that his name was ‘erroneously’ removed from the payroll in September 2017 following an audit conducted by the County Public Service Board.
In a lawsuit through Bizimana advocates, Korow claims that despite having worked since September 2017 and even with county public services board writing to payroll manager ordering his reinstatement into the payroll, he (the manager) has disobeyed the directive.
Korow added that he continues to work with the current administration without pay.
The former head of communication alleged that he was never given a chance to be heard or defend himself before he was removed from the payroll in September 2017.
The non-payment of his salary and refusal to reinstate him, he alleges violated his rights to fair labour practice and action by the county administration had subjected him to economic and social humiliation at home and amongst his peers.
Korow now demands from the county public service board, County government and payroll manager to be re-instated into the payroll, to be paid his salary arrears from September 1,2017 up to the date of re-instatement to the payroll, damages for unlawfully withholding his salary and subjecting him to unfair labor practices.
He is also demanding order for compensatory damages for unlawfully removing him from the payroll , breach of employment contracts and withholding his salary totaling to shs. 1,673,124.
The Court documents filed at Employment and Relations Court in Nairobi on 8 November, 2019 have also listed Garissa County Government and the payroll manager as 2nd and 3rd respondent.
By Jacob Songok