Daisy Cherogony, a Kenyan security guard, has been fired after she reportedly insisted that Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i queue and undergo security checks like other passengers over two months ago.
CS Matiangi was catching a domestic flight on April 06.
A month later on May 11, Cherogony’s employer, Kenya’s Airport Authority (KAA), dismissed her for humiliating the minister.
She has now run to the Employment and Labour Relations Court over ‘unfair dismissal’ since the airport security manual does not list government ministers as qualified for any preferential treatment unless they have special passes.
“He [Matiang’i] did not want to follow the queue but wanted special treatment despite the fact that it was raining and people were complaining,” she said.
Cherogony now wants the court to declare her termination unfair and to award her KSh2.4m ($23,000 or £17,000) for wrongful dismissal.
CAA has 15 days to file its defence.