The Labour Court in Nairobi has ordered Pastor James Ng’ang’a of Neno Evangelism to pay his ex-worker for unfair dismissal.
The televangelist was ordered to pay Christopher Kinama, who was working as a church caretaker, KSh300,000 for unfair dismissal in 2017.
Apparently, Ng’ang’a had sacked the employee after a car park fees collection dispute.
Delivering her ruling, Justice Maureen Onyango said that the management of Neno Evangelism did not give Kinama the chance to express his side of the story following the disagreement.
Kinama told the court that he received a letter from the church giving him the second chance to go back to work on December 2016 while he was fired on January 25 of 2017.
According to Justice Onyango, the letters presented to her were contradicting to the victim as there was no way he could have received the second chance before being fired.
“With utmost respect to Apostle James Ng’ang’a, the author of the said letter, I am not convinced that it was humanly possible for him to predict that such events would take place and write the letter in advance. I have carefully perused the said letter. It is dated November 18, 2016. As indicated in the pleadings, the events occurred on January 25, 2017,” Justice Onyango ruled.