Mary Wambui’s appointment to top gov’t job revoked

Mary Wambui's appointment to top gov't job revoked

Former Othaya MP Mary Wambui suffered a major setback after the Labour Court quashed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to appoint her as Chairperson of National Employment Authority.

The Employment and Labour relations Court ruled that she doesn’t meet the qualifications of the office.

“Her appointment to the board do not meet the constitutional requirements it is therefore null and void,” the judge ruled.

Justice Makau further barred her from being given the post and directed her to vacate the office immediately if she had assumed office.

Justice Onesmas Makau said Ms. Wambui’s appointment was irregular and against the law.

The court ruled that that the appointment did not meet the constitutional and statutory requirements thus she is unsuitable to serve.

The Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association moved to court last year seeking to stop her appointment for the position.

They argued that Wambui was not qualified for appointment as Chairperson as per provisions of Section 10 (2) of the National Employment Authority Act.

“Wambui should not assume office as the Chairperson of the National Employment Authority, as she is a person not qualified under the law to be the Chairperson of the National Employment Authority” they argued.

The KYPA Chairperson, Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, had instructed their lawyers to challenge Wambui’s appointment.

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