Man in Nairobi’s Upper Hill sacked for being WhatsApp group admin

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A hotel worker has been sacked for being an administrator of a WhatsApp group deemed dangerous to management.

Gordon Rawour was summarily dismissed on April 21, after he declined a demand by management to resign from Crowne Plaza hotel located in Nairobi’s Upper Hill. He was accused of inciting other employees through the WhatsApp platform where he was a co-administrator.

The termination letter was issued by the general manager, Anthony Ngunga and read: “We regret to inform you that your contract of employment has been terminated with immediate effect on the basis of an employee WhatsApp group formed to discuss various staff issues.

You have been singled out as an administrator of this group whose discussions border on incitement and threaten a breach of peace at Crowne Plaza Ltd by using disrespectful language to the office of the general manager”.

Reached for comment, the general manager said: “It is not professional for him to rush to the media yet he has not exhausted all the channels. The chats were quite negative and demeaning to the company.”

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