Raila's Company Sued by Ex-Workers

  • Spectre International, a company linked to AU envoy Raila Odinga, was sued on Tuesday, December 3, by former employees of the firm.

    Daily Nation was first to report that the ex-staff members stated that the company had failed to pay their dues totalling to more than Ksh150 million.

    The 116 workers further cried out that the dues dated back to 2017.

    Spectre International Ltd in Kisumu. On Tuesday, December 3, 116 ex-workers sued it

    "Up to this month, we have not been paid. We came here after undergoing through all dispute mechanisms we initiated with the company. 

    "Some of the workers here have been chased from their houses for failing to pay rent. Because of that, we decided to seek legal representation," Dancun Abonyo, a former employee told the media. 

    Court papers filed by lawyer Moses Omondi indicated that the workers were demanding a total of  Ksh73,592,868 in salary arrears.

    They also cited that their pension, deducted from their salaries, which amounted to Ksh31,238,187, as another area of contention.

    In the affidavit, they also accused the company of failing to remit Sacco dues (Ksh11,474,727) deducted from their salaries and not offering them severance pay. 

    They further alleged that they were owed Ksh35,669,847 redundancy pay.

    The firm is located along Kisumu-Busia Road and has not been in operation since 2017. 

    Spectre International ex-workers speak to the media on Tuesday, November 3, after taking the company to court

    Video courtesy of Daily Nation