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Nebert Bernard Muriuki v. Multimedia University of Kenya

(2020) JELR 98487 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Appeal 303 of 2015  •  4 Dec 2020  •  Kenya

William Ouko, Patrick Omwenga Kiage, Stephen Gatembu Kairu



This is an appeal from a claim in the Employment and Labour Relations Court for discrimination and unfair termination from employment of the appellant by the respondent. It is common factor between the parties that the respondent is the successor of the defunct Kenya College of Communications Technology (KCCT), a subsidiary of the defunct Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation; that it was the latter that had employed the appellant in October 1981; that the appellant worked at the KCCT where he received promotions that saw him occupy the office of Deputy Director, Academic Affairs in 1992; that he held this position up to September, 2010 following the events that we relate below.

It is equally not in dispute that in July 2007 the ownership of KCCT changed from Kenya Posts and Telecommunications Corporation to Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK). KCCT was later elevated to a university status, the Multimedia University of Kenya, the respondent in this a…

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