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Sacked KPA casuals ask Uhuru to order their reinstatement

By Philip Mwakio | Published Mon, July 30th 2018 at 00:00, Updated July 29th 2018 at 21:41 GMT +3
Former Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) white card workers (casuals) display placards as they protest against a move by KPA to employ 170 new workers, July 28, 2018. The more than 200 workers are demanding to be considered first since they were laid off unconditionally. The workers have spend at least ten years awaiting re-employment. [Photo: Gideon Maundu/Standard].

Hundreds of former Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) casual workers who were laid off in 2009 converged at Mama Ngina Drive in Mombasa on Saturday to plead with the Government to order their reinstatement.

They said they should be given priority following reports that KPA was in the process of hiring 189 new temporary staff.

Through their spokesman, Joseph Ayoro, the workers lamented that their services had been terminated without any compelling reason, adding that despite reaching out to local leaders as well as the Ombudsman to address their plight, their efforts had come to naught.

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