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Coca Cola East & Central Africa Limited v. Maria Kagai Ligaga

(2015) JELR 103130 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Appeal 20 of 2012  •  25 Sep 2015  •  Kenya

Alnashir Ramazanali Magan Visram, Festus Azangalala, James Otieno Odek



The appellant and the respondent entered into a contract of employment dated 30th July, 2005 whereby the respondent assumed duty as the Human Resource Manager with effect from 1st September, 2005. The station of duty of the respondent was Nairobi, Kenya.

The employer/employee relationship between the appellant and respondent was pleasant until December, 2008 when the appellant relocated the respondent and her whole family to Kampala-Uganda. In January, 2009, within one month of being deployed to Kampala, the appellant was verbally advised to relocate to Mozambique. Before the respondent could travel to Mozambique, she was relocated to Nairobi for the period February to April, 2009. During this period, the respondent stated that due to lack of work or duties she was frustrated and demoralised. She was then relocated to Nyeri Town in Kenya with effect from 1st April, 2009; no clear duties were assigned to her. Thereafter, the appellant relocated the respondent to wor…

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