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A former KDF soldier has earned Ksh24 million due to Uhuruâ€™s missing signature on his dismissal letter.
The High Court ordered Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to an officer it dismissed for giving information that helped another ex-soldierâ€™s case against the military.
Lieutenant-Colonel Moses LukaluÂ was fired on May 6, 2014 for giving information about employment of specialists in the militaryâ€™s legal office to a lawyer who was representing a sacked soldier.
At the time a senior officer in the legal department.
The court ruled that the military had erred because Uhuru had not personally fired Lukalu.
Justice Onesmus Makau stated that officers above the lieutenant-colonel rank such as Lukalu can only be fired through a letter directly from the President.
The letter must also state reasons for termination.
In court proceedings, KDF painted the specialist as troublesome.
At the time of his dismissal he was 41 years old and was on the verge of becoming a full colonel.
Despite being ranked as a lieutenant-colonel, he was receiving the monthly Ksh313,000 salary of a full colonel.
Through his lawyer Odera Were, he argued that his path was predictable in the military hence he was entitled to compensation for salary until the retirement age of 56 years.
He demanded Ksh56 million if KDF was not willing to restore his employment.
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