Former PS Omollo Awarded One Shilling


Employment and Labour Court has awarded former Principal Secretary Lillian Omollo one shilling for wrongful dismissal from the public service.  Judge Stephen Radido ruled that her removal was unconstitutional and a violation of her rights. 
“The petitioner was not subjected to due process, nor was she given reasons for the removal from office under the hand of the President. She was ingeniously notified that her tenure had ended because a replacement had been appointed,” Justice Stephen Radido said in his ruling. 
The state has now been ordered to pay the former Youth and Gender Principal Secretary, one shilling. 
In the ruling, the presiding judge said that since Ms. Omollo, who is currently battling corruption charges, was found to have unexplained wealth, the amount awarded was adequate compensation for the violation of her rights.
The Ex-Ps has already filed an appeal against the ruling of a High Court which found that the more than Sh33 million she held in various accounts were proceeds of crime.
Ms. Omollo was appointed PS for Public Service and Youth in December 2015. However, following charges leveled against her on Corruption and abuse of office, she was suspended from the services until the determination of her case. 
However, In May this year, she was notified that her appointment has lapsed after the President appointed a new Gender PS
She moved to court, seeking among other orders, that the revocation of her appointment be ruled unconstitutional.
She also sought service gratuity at the rate of 31 percent of the basic remuneration package for the term served and restoration of all her withheld salary and allowances for the years under suspension.