Two police officers have filed an urgent application before the High Court seeking to quash to a decision by their employer of reducing their salaries from job group J to job group F.
The aggrieved officers John Kariuki and Meshack Mutukho, say that the decision by the Inspector General of Police and the National Police Service to reduce their salaries was made in bad faith.
“It is unreasonable to reduce someone’s salary without informing or consulting them as they may have other commitments or liabilities with their salaries,” reads the court document
The duo through their lawyer Danstan Omari, say that they were employed as graduates and earned salaries under job group J.
They only realised that the same had reduced to job F as revealed in their November 2021 payslips.
They want the court to prohibit their employer from effecting the changes saying that the reduction of their salaries have a long way affecting their livelihood.
They are asking the court to compel their employer to reinstate their salaries into job group J.
“We seek a compelling orders to the Inspector General of Police and the National Police Service to continue paying graduates officers recruited in 2013 equivalent to individuals in group J as they used to earn prior to the decision,” their affidavit reads in part
Their application will be placed before a judge in judicial review division for direction.
By Rodgers Oduor