KENYA COUNTY GOVERNMENT WORKERS UNION CHALLENGE USE OF BIOMETRIC TO CAPTURE EMPLOYEES DATA.

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Moyale Member of Parliament Roba Duba, who says that unless an injunction sought is issued the program will run in its current form and parameters imminently leading to the termination of employment of many employees’ workers outside Milimani Law court in Nairobi.
BY SAM ALFAN.
Kenya County Government Workers Union has gone to court seeking an order to stop the Biometric data collection, saying the exercise is unconstitutional.
The applicant says that Biometric Data capture process imposes irrational conditions on employees of the Workers Union.
The documents required are difficult to obtain and those who fail to register will automatically be considered ghost worker, the applicant’s lawyer Brian Otieno told the court.
The lawyer told Justice Maureen Onyango of Industrial court that the entire exercise is unfair mean to terminate the employment of the employees is an express affront to the employee’s constitutional right to fair administrative action.
In the application supported by the affidavit of Roba Duba, says that unless an injunction sought is issued the program will run in its current form and parameters imminently leading to the termination of employment of many employees’ workers.
The civil servants are required to produce original identity cards, duly completed biometric capture form, original academic and professional certificate, current pay slip, letter of appointment and birth certificate, which the applicant says some are difficult to obtain within Avery limited time.
The declaration by the County of Nairobi that will terminate the employment of those employees who are not able to obtain all the requisite documents and be physically present during the conduct of the exercise is unreasonable and unfair administration of justice.
The judge certified the application as urgent and directed the same be served upon attorney general, Cabinet Secretary ministry of Devolution and Planning and The County Government of Nairobi and the matter be heard inter parties on 30 September 2014.

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