Former Harambee Stars captain Dennis Oliech has placed a compensation demand to Kenya Premier League Champions Gor Mahia. The striker is demanding Ksh 6.2 Million.
The club terminated the player’s contract last month for what they termed as gross conduct. Dennis joined the club in January this year and signed a two-year contract that saw him earn 220,000 Kenya shillings a month. It is understood that the signing on fee was 2.8 million and is yet to be cleared by Gor Mahia.
Gor Mahia has been given seven days to pay Sh1.4 million as a balance of the signing fee, Sh2.2 million as loss of income and Sh2.6 million for the unlawful termination.
“Upon his signing of the contract, our client assumed duty and duly performed his role and functions on the strength of the aforesaid contract,” a demand letter from Oliech states.
“Furthermore, our client managed to score 5 league goals having managed much less starts than the club’s top scorer who managed to score 9 league goals having started more matches than our client.
“There exists no photos of our client on his social media accounts of him declaring his intention to vie for the political seat. On the contrary, he has actively shown support for another candidate vying for the same seat he is accused of offering his candidacy.
Additionally, our client is an executive in the Nairobi county sports department, a fact that you are well aware of and were well aware of when he entered into an employment contract with yourselves,” the letter states.
Gor Mahia terminated Oliech’s contract citing poor performance, absenteeism, and Political ambitions as the reasons behind the termination. His legal representatives have refuted all claims.