19th February 2018
Kenema Mayor Drags Two Former Town Council Workers to Magistrate Court!
By Philip Koroma (22/11/17)
Two former Town Council workers have recently been arraigned before Magistrate Court thanks to the controversial Mayor of Kenema town.
Reports also confirmed that over 30 former staff members of the Kenema Town Council (KTC) were seen at the court in solidarity with their two female colleagues in the dock. (Photo: Kenema Mayor Kelfala).
They stormed the Kenema Magistrate Court on Tuesday 20th November 2017 following legal action instituted against two of their female members by the Mayor of Kenema City Council Joseph Samba Kelfala.
Few days ago, the two frustrated and hopeless female ex-workers were seen matching towards the office of the Minister of State East Karamoh Kabba with placards protesting and demanding for their final end of service benefits.
After persuading over 30 former workers to restrain themselves from all forms of violence, Mayor Kelfala then instituted a law suit against just two of the protesters who have been staging countless demonstrations demanding payment of their end of service benefits.
The two frustrated female ex-workers have vowed to avail themselves in court at all times to showcase and explain to the court and the nation their predicament since they were made redundant by the Kenema City Council.
Journalists, civil society and human rights activists also stormed the court to monitor proceedings which has brought lots of interests from the public.
Sources say some legal luminaries in Kenema have opted to offer free legal service to defend the frustrated former KTC women whose offences have been described by lawyers as misdemeanour in nature.
Court proceedings continue in Kenema