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Waiter stirs social media anger with claims of unfair sack at Amaica The Restaurant

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A man who was waiting tables at Amaica The Restaurant, off Peponi Road, is seeking justice for wrongful dismissal.

Mr Maxwell Mwangi claims he was fired despite being granted permission to attend to his wife Gladys Wanjiru who had a stillbirth after undergoing Cesarean Section.

However, the restaurant in a statement on Thursday exonerated itself from any wrong doing and instead blamed him for absconding duty. The unsigned statement said Mr Mwangi is still their employee.

Mr Mwangi’s predicaments started on May 2, 2019 when his pregnant wife called him to announce she had gone into labour. He quickly sent her money and asked her to get a cab to hospital which she did.

CONDITION WORSENED

His wife’s condition worsened and was transferred to Pumwani Maternity Hospital for an emergency Cesarean Section.

“I took her to the hospital and went back home at 3am because the following morning I was still needed at work,” he says.

While on duty, he received call that his wife had a stillbirth. He claims to have quickly informed his Unit Manager, one Jesse, about his wife’s condition and  asked to be granted permission to leave.

The permission was granted after he formalised the request through a letter.

When he returned to work on Monday, he claims the Chief Executive Pamela Muyeshi demanded to be shown the baby’s original death certificate, burial notification and permit.

In an interview with Sema Kweli Kenya, a digital platform run by civil activist Bonface Mwangi, Maxwell said Pumwani Hospital was the one handling the burial since it was a stillbirth. He requested a day off in order to get the requested documents.

He claims the CEO refused and dismissed him.

‘STILL OUR EMPLOYEE’

But in a statement, Amaico The Restaurant said Maxwell is still their employee and was allowed a three-day compassionate leave from May 03 to May 06.

“We wish to state categorically that as far as we are concerned, Maxwell is still our employee except that he has absconded duty since May 8, 2019.

“We also wish to state that we are aware that Maxwell lost a son and for that unfortunate event, he was allowed compassionate leave from work on May 3, 2019 to May 6, 2019,” reads the restaurant’s statement in part.”

Amaico further stated that it did not understand the “motivation of his false statement”.

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Supermodel Naomi Campbell poses nude in Kenya

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British supermodel Naomi Campbell has stirred a social media storm after sharing a photo capturing her totally naked while in Kenya.

The model stripped during a photoshoot with British Vogue magazine, a renowned fashion and lifestyle magazine.

In photos shared on her Instagram account, Ms Campbell is facing away from the camera as she shows off her backside. She only wore a thin chain around her waist.

“First drop of Golden Hour BTS in Kenya for @britishvogueJuly 2019 🇰🇪 #NAOMIAFRICA,” wrote the Supermodel.

Fans shared their varied reactions.

Ms Campbell was last in Kenya in November 2018 and stayed at the Lion in the Sun hotel in Malindi owned by Italian billionaire Flavio Briatore.

Source:nairobinews

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Lawyer sues KQ after being ‘thrown out’ of flight to Nairobi

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A lawyer has sued the Kenya Airways for negligence claiming he was mistreated and detained at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania over his return flight ticket.

Peter Kiprotich Bore has filed a suit before the Milimani Commercial Court in Nairobi seeking compensation for damages over alleged inconveniences after his return flight was aborted.

The lawyer contends that he booked two tickets for flight trips between Kilimanjaro and JKIA on April 15 through Kiwi.com, an online travel agent, as he intended to travel on April 16.

Mr Bore claims KQ cleared him to travel through a Precision Air flight that was scheduled to fly from Nairobi to Arusha.

Trouble, however, began during his return flight that evening when the same Precision Air disowned him and forced him out of the flight on claims that his name was not on the flight manifest.

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I’m jittery on my return to screen, says Janet Mbugua ahead of NTV debut

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Celebrated media personality Janet Mbugua is returning to the screen with an all-new show on NTV.

Her return comes two years after she called it quits at Citizen TV.

Janet told Nairobi News in an exclusive that despite working as an anchor for a decade, she is still jittery.

“I am so jittery and that shows that I care about the product. A mentor once told me, the day you stop being nervous you should be worried,” she said.

NTV Production Manager Mercelline Maroma told Nairobi News that the new show dubbed, “Here and Now”, will be centered on the youth and will tackle social, economic and political issues they are facing.

GIVE YOUTH A VOICE

“We want to give the youth a voice and have a sober conversation on what is going on in their lives,” said Ms Maroma.

Here and Now” will start airing next week on Thursday night and it will have the host and a panel discussing various issues affecting the youth.

Ms Mbugua, who runs her own YouTube channel where she shares details of her life with her fan base of more than 30,000 subscribers, disclosed in 2017 that she took a break from TV to spend time with her young family.

Through a post on her blog, she reflected on her 10-year career as a broadcast journalist and thanked all those who made it possible for her.

She has been the ambassador of  the ‘Help A Child Reach 5’ campaign sponsored by Lifebuoy. She is also the founder of Inua Dada Foundation.

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