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House help sues Dado over pay, sacking

Nancy Gitonga @PeopleDailyKe

Former Tana River governor Hussein Dado and his wife have been sued by a girl who once served as their house help now seeking Sh350,000 as compensation for “unlawful termination of employment”.

Catherine Omwansa claims the couple failed to pay her terminal dues upon termination of her services in October, 2012.

In her court papers filed at the Employment and Labour Relations Court, she claims she was employed by the respondents in 2009 on a monthly salary of Sh4,000.

Through lawyer Jason Okemwa, Omwansa told Justice Onesmus Makau that the governor and his wife violated her rights to earn good salary as required by the laws.

“I never received one month notice salary of Sh10,656.25, annual leave for three years Sh25,820,90, severance pay for three years Sh16,037.80 and 12 months salary compensation for Sh10,656,25 per year,” she told the court.

Dado, however, has refuted her claims saying he paid her Sh8,900 a month.  The case will be mentioned on September 18.

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