Case costs Eldoret varsity more than amount sought by petitioners

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What you need to know:

  • In 2018, the Court of Appeal referred the matter back to Labour court in Kericho for assessment and remedies.
  • The Kericho court reinstated Mr Sitienei back to his position and awarded him salary arrears.
  • The university is now seeking to withdraw the matter it filed at the Supreme Court.
  • The officers, despite not contesting the decision for withdrawal, want the court to grant them the cost of the application.

The University of Eldoret has been forced to spend over 58 million to defend a case in which two officers claimed Sh39 million for unlawful dismissal in 2016.

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