The high court has uphold the sacking of a security guard who made Interior CS Fred Matiang’i queue with members of the public. The security officer attached to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was sacked for being disrespectful and embarrassing the Cabinet Secretary.
The guard suffer another blow last week when the court dismissed her case.
In dismissing Ms Daisy Cherogony’s case, Justice Nzioki wa Makau said the improper handling of Matiang’i was enough grounds for her dismissal by the Kenya Airports Authority.
Ms Daisy Cherogony was on duty that fateful day, April 5, 2017 when she ordered Fred Mataing’i to be screened like any other person as required by the procedures. Matiang’i would later have her sacked saying she was improperly handled and embarrassed in front of the public despite being a Cabinet Secretary.
“The applicant was heard pursuant to Section 41 and her rights under Article 41(1) safeguarded. Since there was a concrete cause for her dismissal and basis for a summary dismissal for gross misconduct, the suit is hereby dismissed,” the Judge said.
Ms Cherogony, a mother of two had sued Kenya Airports Authority, saying her dismissal was unlawful and irregular. Cherogony argued that she was victimized by her former employer and wanted to be paid Sh2.4 million as damages and compensation.
The KAA in its defense justified the sacking saying as an employee, she was required to be disciplined, respectful and courteous to clients. KAA said her actions caused a delay in departure of the flight by 30 minutes.