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.