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Rift Valley Textiles Limited v. Edward Onyango Oganda

(1994) JELR 94802 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  civ app 27 of 92  •  19 May 1994  •  Kenya

Riaga Samuel Cornelius Omolo, Philip Kiptoo Tunoi, Abdul Majid Cockar



Until the 7th or 9th June, 1988, Rift Valley Textiles Ltd., the appellant, was the employer of Edward Onyango Oganda, the respondent. It appears from the recorded evidence that on 7th June, 1988, the appellant verbally informed the respondent that the respondent had, as at that date been summarily dismissed from the appellant's employment. The appellant followed this up on 9th June, 1988 by a letter formally informing the respondent of his summary dismissal.The respondent was first employed by the appellant on 24th July, 1978 as an assistant shipping officer; his then salary was KShs.1,000/= per month with a further KShs.150/= per annum as leave allowance. On 5th May, 1986, the respondent was promoted to the position of a stores controller with an annual salary of K, 2,862, an accommodation allowance of K, 360 and a leave allowance of K, 25. He was also entitled to, upon termination of his employment, a gratuity payment of 1/12th of his basic annual salary for eac…

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