KUJ Sues Mediamax for Unfairly Dismissing Employees

KUJ Sues Mediamax for Unfairly Dismissing Employees

KUJ secretary-general Erick Oduor

The Kenya Union of Journalists (KUJ) has sued Mediamax Limited for unfair termination of its employees on June 21, 2020.

Through its lawyer, Ibrahim Oduor, the petition is before Justice Stephen Radido. 

Oduor termed the matter as ‘extremely urgent’ as Mediamax’s action was in violation of the Kenyan Constitution.

 “In a show of unbridled impunity and contempt to the fundamental human rights of its employees, the Respondent vide a text message sent out in the middle of the night, summarily terminated the Interested Parties Employment, in a process that was unfair, unlawful and outrightly inhumane and continues to withhold their salaries for the months of April, May, June payment in lieu of notice as well as other lawful terminal dues.”

The case will be mentioned on August 24 for further directions.

In the petition, KUJ demands compensation for unfair and unlawful termination of the journalists.

“An order requiring the Respondent to pay the Interested Parties compensation for 12 months on account of unlawful and unjustified termination,” it said.