A former driver of Aden Duale, the Leader of Majority in the National Assembly has cried foul over unfair sacking. Allan Ibrahim Otota claims Duale influenced the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) to dismiss him after their ‘egos clashed’.
Allan alleges he did not lose the job on grounds of incompetence or misconduct as pointed out by the Garissa Town MP in a letter to PSC. He claims Adan Duale thought he was too smart and sharp to be his driver.
“It was not correct that my conduct was in doubt, but the truth of the matter is that mheshimiwa was not comfortable working with me. He thought I was smart, outgoing and intelligent. Whenever he saw me in expensive suits he was not very happy,” says Allan.
Allan was sent packing on October 29, 2013 and has since been trying to get his job back. Prior to the sacking, he had been warned by Duale.
“Reference is made to several instances where you have acted contrary to the conduct that governs an officer working in any institution. These cases of gross misconduct are well known to you and despite several warnings you have not taken heed,” reads a letter dated February 5,2013 and which was copied to the clerk of National Assembly Jeremiah Nyengenye.
The former government employee claims Duale always raised petty issues that did not in any way relate to his job as an excuse to have him sacked.
Additional Reporting by The Nairobian