Fraud –A Nairobi court has awarded former Betika employee a whopping sh 12.5 million in compensation.
The Employment and Labour court under Jacob Gakeri, awarded the ex-Betika technology boss, Gitonga Njangi, his full dues.
While making this ruling, the judge declined to grant Shop & Deliver Ltd trading as Betika their prayers of withholding two-thirds of Gitonga’s terminal dues after his dismissal.
“I find that withholding of Gitonga’s terminal dues by Betika was unjustifiable in law, and the avenue user to seek relief lacked the necessary anchorage, the application is unsustainable and is accordingly dismissed with costs, “the judge ruled.
Gitomga was fired last year following multimillion fraud allegation where he was linked to a sh 11 million theft between dates January 13 and February 3 2022.
It was claimed that Betika conducted internal audit and investigations and realized the tech officer had stolen their money.
The court, however, freed him upon paying a cash bail of sh 200,000.
The accused, Mr. Gitonga, was appointed the head of technology at the giant betting firm in December 2017 and six months later confirmed with a salary of sh 1.9 million.
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