Telkom Kenya limited
By SAM ALFAN
The Industrial court has issued further orders restraining Telkom Kenya limited from selling its assets that are spread all over the country until an award of Sh 3.2 billion is paid to former employees as ordered by the high court.
The former workers sought an injunction to stop Telkom Kenya limited from transferring its properties to a third party while their claim has not been paid.
The employees through their lawyer Antony Oluoch told Justice Monica Mbaru, that whereas there injunctive orders against former state corporation its imperative the same be extended to the current applicant
The court of appeal has upheld the judgment of the high court to the effect the former employer should pay them has ordered by the superior court
Three court appeal judges Justice Roseline Nambuye. Daniel Musinga and William Ouko have said in their judgment that Telkom Kenya limited did not give sufficient reason to warranty the appeal to allow the matter referred to the supreme court for interpretation
They said and held the appeal in which former state corporation was ordered to pay the retrenched workers Sh 3.2 billion.
” the amount they are claiming is colossal sum which does qualify the matter. to considered as one of great public importance in which the supreme court will not asked to give advisory opinion” they said
The former employees were retrenched in 206 because the company was carrying out restructuring and staff rationalization program me which was carried out in two phases
The company offered different packages for the two categories of workers and paid them differently
They were aggrieved with decision of the company and moved to court, the high court directed the company them severance sum and a Golden Handshake.