The multi-million dollar plant was officially launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta where at 700 Kenyans were employed.
But as our source clarifies, there are now 699 employees after one, Nicholas Matee Mutavi supposedly died on the floor of the factory.
Initial reports indicated that Mr Mutavi was electrocuted to death but what buffled everyone is that the management quickly took him to the hospital without informing the police first.
Kahawa Tungu that Mutavi was already dead when his remains were discovered. But the company management had him pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital.
The management had the scene of incident compromised and all evidence gone, the source says.
The police showed up later, not to look into the matter but to make sure that the employees did not breathe a word to anyone.
Our source reckons that the officers did not dare investigate most likely upon receiving orders from the multi-millionaire Narendra Raval alias Guru.
Mr Guru has been accused of making his employees work 12 hours a day, 84 hours a week.
“Working 12 hours a day for Christ’s sake is slavery. It is very sad in a country with a stable government and one of the most robust constitutions in the world that things like these happen. Maybe fatigue played a role in his death,” the source said.
Concerned employees want the Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet, the Governor for Kajiado Joseph Ole Lenku and the COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli to help seek justice for the deceased.
“See, NASA and Francis Atwoli are busy with politics, the government is busy deporting people. Your workmates are busy organizing your funeral. Good news though, the factory is still running,” they say sarcastically.
In July 2017, KT once again put the Devki Group owned company on the spot over poor working conditions and racism at the Emali Branch.
The Maasai people who are also workers at the plant protested against poor working conditions, poor payment and harassment by foreigners who work in the same organization.
They also complained about long working hours.
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