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Stinging reactions from Kenyans have pushed Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i into an unfamiliar territory since Friday when news emerged of an airport guard suing after being sacked.

From someone who has been receiving praise at every turn, Dr Matiang’i is now neck-deep in murky waters.

There has been scathing criticism by Kenyans of different persuasions questioning the role he played in the sacking of Ms Daisy Cherogony from her post as a security supervisor at Kenya Airports Authority.

QUEUE

In papers she has filed at the Employment and Labour Relations Court, Ms Cherogony says she was fired because she asked Dr Matiang’i to queue like other passengers when he went to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in April for a flight to Kisumu.

After the drama, she says, Dr Matiang’i called his counterpart in the Transport ministry James Macharia, and what followed was her dismissal.

She alleges that her sacking was wrongful and she wants Sh2.4 million in compensation.

 

Mr Macharia, in an interview with NTV on Friday, confirmed having received a call from Dr Matiang’i that day but said that was not the only case the guard had with her employer.

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INVESTIGATED THE MATTER

“The complaint by the Education CS came through my office…  I forwarded information to KAA which investigated the matter.

I am aware that this is the third incident that Ms Chepkurui (Daisy) was involved in,” Mr Macharia said.

Dr Matiang’i took to his Twitter account on Friday evening to fight off the claims by Ms Cherogony, also banking on the idea that the guard had other issues with her employer.

“I wonder if anyone has perused the severance letter of this officer. It refers to a disciplinary process in February,” wrote Dr Matiang’i.

 

DISCIPLINED

“How could she have been disciplined because of me in April while the documents show a process started in February?”

The Education CS insisted that he has never gone through an airport “in and out of the country” without security clearance, adding that the new claims were “callous fabrications”.

But not many Kenyans are convinced by Dr Matiangi’s explanation.

“We want the footage for that day, then we shall decide for ourselves. Otherwise you will only write what favours you,” wrote Harry on Twitter.

“Matiang’i should apologise to the innocent woman who has become a victim of her own job regulations,” added Jacob.

EXCELLENT WORKER

Evah posted: “Don’t defend yourself. Own up and sort it out with the lady and her employer.

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Don’t allow this to happen again.” And Samuel said: “I think that lady is an excellent worker, she has something many don’t to make the mighty queue. She needs a better job”.

William noted: “Impunity. The boss should resign ASAP.”

One of the few people to come to Dr Matiangi’s defence is Mr Ezekiel Mutua, the CEO of the Kenya Film Classification Board.

“This matter is being politicised. So Matiang’i should not have complained? The lady has three other cases, why this one?” wrote Mr Mutua  on Saturday.

PLIGHT OF WORKERS

The case amplifies the plight of workers who have lost jobs for applying the law to “senior” people in the government.

Mr Moss Ndiema, the secretary-general of the Kenya Aviation Workers Union, said that anyone who is not recognised in writing as a special Kenyan should not expect preferential treatment.

Speaking to NTV, he said: “Our members are not required… to memorise and remember the faces of all the who-is-who in this country.”

Mr Ndiema added that in the past two months, a number of KAA workers had been fired in similar circumstances.

-nation.co.ke


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MP’s battle with Covid-19 at home

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On November 2, Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama drove to Naivasha to attend the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) meeting.

Earlier, Mr Arama had taken a Covid-19 test at a health facility in Nakuru after he experienced chills at night.

However, on arrival at the hotel where he was to spend the night, he started experiencing chills again and developed fever, pain in the joints and nausea.

Soon he started experiencing shortness of breath.

He informed his colleagues that he was feeling unwell, and they quickly planned to take him to Nairobi for treatment.

Not able to walk

“When I booked into my room, my body temperature was high and I had chills. It was at that time that I received a phone call from health officials that I had tested positive for Covid-19. I had gone for the test before travelling to Naivasha,” he recalled.

But when he informed the department of health about his plan to travel to Nairobi for treatment, he was counselled and advised by the County Chief Officer of Public Health Samuel King’ori to self-isolate in his house where he would be monitored by medics.

Inside an isolation room in his house, he was put on supplemental oxygen and fed through tubes, with doctors examining him in the morning, afternoon and at night.

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“For the past several weeks, I have kept off the public because I was not able to walk, talk or eat after being diagnosed with Covid-19,” said Arama.

After 15 days, he began to feed normally and later tested negative for coronavirus.

“God has been merciful to me. Gasping for air and feeding through tubes was the most trying moment in my life. Actually, this was my first time to feed through tubes and get oxygen support,” he said.

The MP plans to work with community health volunteers, the police and youth to sensitise locals on Covid-19 preventive measures.

He wants to buy at least 20,000 masks to distribute to the needy through local administrators and nyumba kumi members.

Prior to being diagnosed with Covid-19, Arama used to hold a meeting with constituents.

Initially, he used to criticise police whenever they arrested people for contravening Covid-19 protocols.

“At times I would rush to the police station whenever I heard that someone had been arrested, but now I support the police to fully enforce the set containment measures. It is through discipline that we will save the society,” he said.

He said during meetings with constituents he never thought he would contract the virus.

“I take this opportunity to thank God for giving me this second chance to serve Him and the people of Nakuru Town West,” he said.

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His message to the public is to wear masks, wash hands with soap and water and avoid crowds.

“We need everyone to put on masks, wash hands with soap and water and avoid gatherings. This is the only way to contain the spread of this virus,” said the MP.

Dedication and courage

Arama applauded health workers in Nakuru, for their dedication and courage in the fight against Covid-19.

“I can confirm to you that Nakuru County has the best health facilities, equipment and qualified medical personnel. I spent two weeks on oxygen support machine, intensive treatment and consistent checkups,” he said.

Health records indicate that the attack rate in Nakuru is 169.2 out of 100,000 population, with a case fatality of 2.2 per cent.

Although the MP was reluctant to reveal the cost of his treatment, a source at the local department of health told The Standard he incurred a bill of Sh51,684 per day because he required supplemental oxygen and his condition was critical.

By Standardmedia.co.ke


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