By JUDY OGUTU
A police officer who was retired after he went blind is seeking to be paid Sh20 million as compensation.
On Thursday, Mr Duncan Otieno Waga told High Court Judge David Majanja that the sum would put him back to where he ought to be.
His advocate, Mr John Chigiti, told the court that when he left employment, he was paid Sh604,000 and the computation of the figures was not done to his expectation.
Waga who is challenging the decision to retire him on medical grounds argued that his services at the police force were terminated because of visual impairment and this was discriminatory.
The former police officer has sued the Attorney General saying no sound reason has been given to explain why he could not be allowed to continue serving in the force.
His case, he further argued, was of public interest as many officers in the force have suffered consequences similar to the one he is facing.
In response, Mr E Kakoi for the State opposed the petition saying there was no violation of Wagaâs rights.
His retirement on medical grounds, he argued, was what the law provided for and there was "no single procedural lapse on the part of the respondent to retire the petitioner on medical grounds".
He also submitted that the police standing orders provide for retirement on medical grounds.