Court has ordered the accounts of Mathare aspiring MP lawyer Antony Oluoch and former IEBC commissioner Thomas Letangule remain frozen for a period of 30 days pending any orders from the employment and labor relations court on the matter of ex-telecom Kenya employees
This was after High court ruled that the Ex Telkom Kenya workers go back to the employment and labor relations court to have their matter in which they sued Oluoch Letangule and two others for withholding money awarded to them by telecom Kenya
While delivering her ruling, Justice Grace Nzioka Said that it would be better to have their case continue there because that is where the case started back in 2007.
“This case started there and the court gave orders that you be awarded the money hence prudent you go back and demand to know how your money was disbursed,” ruled Nzioka.
The case will be mentioned on 9th before the employment and labor relations court before presiding judge who will determine where the matter goes.
In the matter, the former employees of Telecom Kenya sued their lawyers, Anthony Oluoch, Thomas Letangule, Silvia Malemba Gitonga and auctioneer Muganda Wasilwa after accusing them of withholding Sh1.3 billion awarded to them after being retrenched by telecom Kenya back in 2006.
The former employees wanted the court to freeze the accounts of the defendants pending the hearing and determination of the case to stop them from withdrawing or transferring the money.
They accused the four of refusing to remit the monies despite a consent entered on December 15, 2015.
The former employees said the advocates messed up the process of disbursing the money and that the process had been characterized by discrepancies and non-disclosure of the true facts of the settlement amount.
The applicants were seeking orders to have the advocates deliver all documents in the application, receipts and acknowledgment and records of how the money was disbursed.