Senator Sakaja moves to defend youths after Mary Wambui’s appointment


Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has moved to block the appointment of former Othaya  MP Mary Wambui’s appointment as  chair of the National Employment Authority.

In a statement, Sakaja on Thursday said the appointment contravenes Section 10 (2) of the National Employment
Authority Act .

Sakaja stated that he has moved to court with Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association to file a petition this to quash the appointment.

“Section 10(2) (c) provides that a person shall be qualified to serve as the chairperson of the board if they, have at
least 7 years experience in Human Resource Management or its equivalent. ”

He further urged the former legislator to turn down the appointment stating she can served in a different capacity in the Jubilee government.

“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 National Employment Authority. I therefore urge her to politely decline this particular appointment.”

Wambui was appointed to chair the Authority in a gazette notice issued by Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani.

The appointment has sparked criticism especially from the youth who have accused the government of overlooking the younger generations.

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