Mombasa lecturers sue Moi University over Ksh 36 million arrears

Moi University Administration block

Moi University faces yet another law suit. Intricacies of the law suit is that a class action has been filed by 16 lecturers in a Mombasa employment and labour court. The lecturers are seeking an order of mandamus that will compel Moi University management to pay them Ksh 36.6 million being arrears of what the University owes  them. The petitioners allege contractual breach as they are yet to be paid for several months.

“According to employment contract the respondents are to pay the claimants agreed wages for tutorial services rendered to the students at the Coast Campus,” the lecturers say.

In another plea, the petitioners also want the court to compel the Moi University management to issue them with permanent employment letters in consideration of the period of years they had worked in the institution on contractual basis.

In the affidavit the petitioners, led by Joseph Kazungu, complain that in spite of airing their complaints internally -through several letters addressed to the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the Moi University- their grievances have fell into deaf ears as the university remained adamant in frustrating them. 

Accordingly, this is the reason as to why the petitioners have resolved to address the issue at a court of law.

In the court documents, the petitioners argue that notwithstanding still serving the institution diligently and consistently, the management has delayed in remitting them on the units which they offer services to the students.

Four lecturers: Simon Mwachoo Mwanjala, Martin Makokha Fredrick Ndegwa and Nathaniel Karisa are demanding over Sh 4 million after teaching over 53 units or thereabouts.

Whereas Jamillah Muhamed, Ramadhan Luvusi, Said Ali Masemo, Ali Chimbumgwa, Shilavai Morand Shikova, Zainab Ramadhan, Kelvin Mutia Samuel, Augustine Ndegwa Fredrick and Mariam Dau Ngome are listed as other petitioners in the class action lawsuit.

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