Sakaja wins as Court bars nomination of Former MP Wambui as Parastatal Chair



The Employment Court has barred former Othaya MP Mary Wambui from heading National Employment Authority.

This is until case filed by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja is determined.

Sakaja moved to court challenging her nomination stating Wambui is not fit for the position given her credentials.

He said the appointment goes against Section 10(2) of the National Employment Authority Act as well as the vision of the institution.

“I have confidence that she has the ability to serve Kenyans in a different capacity but not as the vision carrier and chairperson of the NEA,” Sakaja said.

In a Gazette notice dated October 14, 2019, the former legislator was picked for the job triggering reactions from Kenyans.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 10 (1) (a) of the National Employment Authority Act, the Cabinet Secretary for Labour and Social Protection appoints—Mary Wambui Munene to be the Chairperson of the National Employment Authority, for a period of three (3) years, with effect from the 14th October 2019,” read part of the notice.

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