The Employment and Labor Relations Court has awarded former Keroche CEO Sh45 million for wrongful dismissal.
“As provided under Section 45(2) of the Employment Act, the termination of the contract was unfair and unjustified,” Judge Hellen Wasilwa ruled.
Mr Shollei was fired hardly one year after he reported to work at the Naivasha-based brewery. The former MD was headhunted based on his employment record.
At Keroche, Shollei’s sacking stemmed from an email he sent to the top management and which was deemed as demeaning and disrespectful. He was also accused of poor performance after the company’s sales dropped.
The court directed Keroche to pay him six months salary for failure to given him notice as stated in the contract. He will additionally get 10 months salary as compensation for unfair termination, which amounts to Sh25 million and gratuity of Sh5.5 million.
He will also be entitled to leave pay of Sh4.5 million.
Mr Shollei was given a total of Sh52.5 million minus the Sh7 million he was paid when he was fired on November 23, 2018.
Sam Shollei is also a former CEO of Standard Group, the struggling media company.
He was chased out of his matrimonial home by the current deputy National Assembly speaker Gladys Boss Shollei.
Read more of that divorce drama below:
In the Standard, editors like Kipkoech Tanui and John Bundotich avoided women from the CEO’s realm, like a married man avoids syphilis. He was soon known in the newsroom as the Russian Bull, (from his middle name Kruschev). Like a bull in a China Shop, Shollei was soon ‘smashing’ women across The Standard and KTN newsrooms. He tried all the news anchors, a few who refused but many gladly opened their thighs. From the screen, he got into the commercial and marketing departments where like Mobutu Sese Seko, he was a cock that left no hen untouched. – Exerpts