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Drama as siblings eject Tuskys CEO from office

By LILIAN OCHIENG February 24th, 2016 1 min read

Tuskys Chief Executive Officer Dan Githua was on Tuesday forcibly removed from office in a dramatic scene that saw siblings of the directors storm the office to escort him out.

A video captured at the scene shows people entering Mr Githua’s office and asking him to leave.

He listens to their tirades in silence, though anger is evident on his face, before he later walks out followed by several people, some of whom are heard still shouting at him.

The group’s move followed his reluctance to adhere to a letter terminating his employment on January 23 due to alleged conflict of interest, lack of respect, arrogance and poor performance of the company.

“We the directors of Tusker Mattresses Ltd have terminated your services as the CEO of our company with immediate effect due to reasons cited,” said the letter seen by Daily Nation and signed by the four directors of the company.

Mr Githua was the first non-family CEO appointed by the firm in 25 years. He succeeded George Kamau, moving from his job as the CEO of Speed Capital.

His appointment was seen as a remedy that could quell the drama that had in the recent past stalked the family-owned business. An estimated Sh1.64 billion is alleged to have been siphoned from Tuskys’ accounts four years ago.

At the time of Mr Githua’s appointment, Mr Yusuf Mugweru Kamau, the fourth-born in the Kamau family, opposed the decision, saying the shareholders had not met to discuss the hiring.