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

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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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