Luo sued

CHIEFS and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkandu Luo

ANOTHER former employee of Tasintha Programme has sued Professor Nkandu Luo and the institution’s treasurer for failure to pay him terminal benefits of over K100,000.

In this matter, Kunda Matipa, has sued Prof Luo, who is gender minister and Bridget Sule, in their capacities as the organisation’s board chairperson and treasurer, demanding terminal benefits amounting to K103,400 following the termination of his employment in July, 2014.

According to a statement of claim filed in the principal registry on December 1, Matipa stated that he was employed at Tasintha Programme from August 1, 2007 to July 14, 2014 when his contract of employment was terminated.

He stated that the reason given to him for termination of employment was that the organisation was realigning in the face of financial constraints it was facing.

However, Matipa argued that the manner in which his contract was terminated amounted to termination of employment by redundancy.

“Following termination of my employment by way of redundancy, the defendants’ organisation has never paid me my terminal benefits. Despite several reminders and requests, the defendants [Prof Luo and Sule] have failed, refused or neglected to pay me my terminal benefits,” he submitted.

Matipa stated that as a result of the duo’s action, he had suffered loss, damages and inconveniences, and therefore, was claiming payments in lieu of notice, salary arrears for eight months, costs of and incidental to the proceedings and any other relief the court might deem fit.