National Bank of Kenya’s chief
executive officer Wilfred Musau has been accused of sexual assault and harassment.
The accusation has been made by a female employee at the bank who was identified as Asanta Samantha Luku.
She has filed the suit at the Employment and Labour Relations Court complaining that Mr Musau has threatened to sack her if she does not give in to his sexual advances.
She claims that the HR department has asked her to withdraw a complaint she has
filed on the matter.
Ms Luku, who is a manager in the mortgage section, says the sexual advances started early 2017 but took a turn for the worse after she emerged top in an internally advertised position of business development manager.
“The second respondent (Mr Musau) summoned me to his office and told me that I had emerged the best in the interview and had been recommended for appointment…the second respondent said
my letter of acceptance was on his desk
awaiting his signature without which I
could not get the job,” she claims in an affidavit.
“He said that if I wanted the job then I should have sex with him,” she claims in a detailed affidavit that vividly describes the
alleged ordeal she suffered in the hands of the CEO.
Ms Luku is asking the court to restrain Mr Musau from harassing her sexually and wants protection for her job. Further, she wants to be awarded Sh. 55 million in damages.