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Uproar as cleaning company based at JKIA sacks workers at night

Outrage ensued online after a section of workers working for a cleaning company based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport were on Tuesday, April 28 night suspended without any explanation.

According to reports, the group of more than 15 workers were kicked out on Tuesday night as they prepared for their night shift.

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Without any communication on termination of their contract, the report further indicated that their replacements are ready.

In pictures widely circulated online, the workers were forced to spend the night at the airport’s pavements as they could not go back home due to the curfew.

“We arrived and we had just started working when they assembled us and told us to write down our names. They also took away our passes,” said one of the workers.

“I am a mother of six and I don’t have a husband, I fully rely on this job for my survival. I’m appealing to the government to assist us, how I am even going home at this hour?,” posed Millicent Omondi.

Kenyans online expressed anger with how the management made its decision to suspend the workers at night despite the ongoing curfew.

Here are reactions sourced from Twitter.

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At the time of publishing, JKIA had not yet addressed the issue.

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