Courts upholds sacking of body guard who forced Matiangi to queue at JKIA

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The High Court in Nyeri has dismissed a case filed by  Daizy Cherogony a security guard who had sued the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) for sacking her on claims of mistreating Fred Matiang’i at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in 2017.

The court, while dismissing the case, noted that it was not improper to require Matiang’i to undergo screening like other passengers.

“The improper handling of the passenger was sufficient basis for the Respondent to initiate disciplinary action against the Claimant. She was heard in terms of Section 41 and her rights under Article 41(1) safeguarded,” said the court.

According to KAA, Ms. Cherogony’s conduct was found to be in breach of their Human Resource Manual and it was recommended that disciplinary action be taken against her for negligence and reckless handling of the CS.

Ms. Cherogony, in the case, argued that she did not violate any of the authority’s policies saying she acted in accordance with the security procedures and security manuals under Aviation Security Programme (ASP) which state that all Cabinet Secretaries are supposed to undergo normal checks like ordinary passengers.