BY SAM ALFAN
The High Court has ordered Kenya Airways to reinstate its former Financial Director.
The court ruled that the dismissal of Mr Alex Mbugua should be reversed.
Justice Monica Mbaru said that Mr Mbugua was sacked unfairly and directed a compensation amount of 12 months salary from lost gross salary due from January 19, 2016.
Lady Justice Mbaru said that Mr Mbugua should report back to work on November 13 in the same position.
“I find no justifiable reasons to deny the claimant primary remedy of reinstatement as such shall redress all unfairness against him being taken off his position, he ought to have been maintained as at January 19 last year,” Mbaru said.
Mbugua claimed that he was sacked for raising the red flag on suspicious ticketing and suggesting a review of the airline’s deal with Dutch KLM.
Mbugua was dismissed for raising the red flag over irregular ticketing practices in some overseas stations such as London, and for recommending a review of KQ’s relationship with Dutch national carrier, KLM.
In the dismissal Mr Mbugua was accused of underperformance.
Kenya Airways had additionally accused Mr Mbugua of intentionally skipping an urgent performance review meeting before the human resources committee on January 18, 2016 which was conceived as insubordination hence his sacking.