284 ex- servicemen sacked after 1982 coup awarded Sh500m

What you need to know:

  • Labour Court Judge Nduma Nderi awarded the 284 ex-servicemen salary arrears based on the current pay for servicemen and officers in the Armed Forces in their respective ranks.

  • Govt was directed to pay each of them Sh1 million as aggravated damages for wrongful imprisonment, torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, and violation of the right to a fair hearing.
  • In addition, they will be paid their pension from the date of judgement which was issued on April 15, 2015 and that their ranks, honours and decorations be restored.

The pain and suffering of more than 280 former Kenya Air Force servicemen who were sacked after the August 1982 attempted coup has finally come to a fruitful end after a court awarded them an estimated Sh500 million for wrongful termination.


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