166 former employees have sued Spectre International Limited, a company reportedly owned by ODM leader Raila Odinga, over unpaid dues amounting to Sh150 million.
In a suit filed before Kisumu Labor and Relations Court Justice Nduma Nderi, the petitioners are demanding payment of the accrued money dating back to 2017.
The former workers are seeking to be paid Sh74 million being the total salary arrears owed to them, according to court documents filed through Omondi and Abande advocates. They further want Sh36 million being total redundancy pay after their employment contracts were terminated in January 2018.
The claimants have also asked the court to compel Spectre to pay them Sh31.2 million allegedly deducted from their salaries as payment to a provident fund but the money was never remitted. They are further seeking an additional Sh11.4 million, which is the total amount of cash deducted from their salaries to be paid to Portable Sacco Limited but was never forwarded.
In the suit, the claimants aver that they have undergone untold suffering and misery as a result, noting that several attempts to have the dispute resolved at the Labor office have failed. Spectre International is a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) Cylinder Manufacturer and Revalidating Company.
The matter will be heard on March 2nd, 2020.