NRG Radio suffered a blow on Monday in their case against their former radio presenters, Kamene Goro and Andrew Kibe.
This is after the presenters’ new employer – Radio Africa – was enjoined in the suit. NRG Radio had filed a preliminary objection against Radio Africa being part of the suit but the Labour court ruled in favour of the Kiss FM parent company, enjoining it as an interested party.
In its court application Monday, Radio Africa requested the court to “set aside the orders issued by this Honourable Court on 28th June, 2019”. The orders have barred the alleged contract rebels from taking up their new jobs at Kiss FM or working at any radio station.
Radio Africa submitted that Kamene Goro and Andrew Kibe entered into an employment contract as Content Creators and Radio Presenters on 14 June 2019, before NRG went to court.
An affidavit sworn by Radio Africa’s head of legal, Linda Musita, states Kamene and Kibe “have been placed on Radio Africa’s payroll subject to statutory deductions and employee benefits,” and the orders made by the court on 28th June are prejudicial to the company.
Radio Africa also told the court it has invested a lot of money in refurbishing the radio station’s studio, training Kamene and Kibe, hiring additional staff and consultants, and promotion and publicity for its employees’ upcoming radio show.
The case will be back in court on July 22.