Nairobi, Jan. 31 -- The court has dismissed a Sh3.4 billion claim against Kenya Power by former employees of the electricity distributor.

Justice Nelson Jorum said the company had suffered losses between 1998 and 2003 as a result of the prolonged drought that had made power generation difficult, necessitating cutting of costs.

He found that the redundancy of the workers was justifiable and that the due process of the law was followed.

"The court has considered the facts and circumstances of this dispute and based on the findings made in respect of the reasons and the process of the redundancy herein and is not persuaded that the claimants have sufficiently demonstrated that the respondent knowingly misrepresented or concealed any mater...