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High Court awards guard fired ‘for being a woman’ - 7 months ago, 22 July 13:40

By: Pkemoi Ng'enoh

A female security guard who moved to court challenging her employer for firing her on gender grounds has won the case.

Elizabeth Nungari Wangui who was working for Fidelity Security had moved to court challenging her termination in 2014.

In her claims, Wangui stated that she was unfairly fired and demanded compensation of Sh235,232 from the security firm.

Wambui, in her court documents, stated that she was employed in November 2008 earning Sh17,186 per month.

But in 2014, her services were terminated without cause and told to leave duty because the respondent preferred a man.

In their response, the security firm stated that Wangui’s case lacked merit and substance and should be dismissed with costs.

Wangui further testified that she was not paid for the last month served and that she should be awarded Sh8,593 for half-month served up to January 16,  and a further Sh17,186.00 pay in lieu of the termination.

 In its decision, the court ...
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