Legal Advice for School Worker Wrongfully Dismissed

Mr. Elijah Omondi* worked at a secondary school in Siaya County as an accountant for over 10 years. He was a stickler for financial procedures but this worked against him as he had problems with the school administration. He was demoted from the position of an accountant to a grounds man in 2010, a position which he declined to take up rendering him jobless. His attempts to follow up with the labour offices to seek justice were unsuccessful.

Upon the launch of TI-Kenya’s ALAC Kisumu office in July 2013, Elijah met with the ALAC officers who listened to his case and advised him appropriately. He was then guided through the process and followed up his case with the labour office in Kisumu. Following ALAC Kisumu‘s intervention, the labour office summoned the school administration which responded for the first time. An agreement to settle Elijah’s dues totaling Kshs 200,000 was signed. Elijah was content with the outcome of the case.

*Not his real name


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Jane Kingori

Grants Manager, USAID USAWA Program

Jane is a finance and grants specialist with a Master of Science in Organizational Development, Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and CPA (K). She has over 15 years’ of experience in strengthening organizations ‘capacities for sustainable program delivery through integration of best grants and financial management practices and compliance with different donor rules and regulations including USAID, UKAID, DANIDA, GCERF, SIDA and EU among others. She has served as the grants management technical lead at Faith To Action Network and Act Change Transform.