Nairobi Hospital sacks suspended CEO Gordon Otieno Odundo


Nairobi Hospital sacks suspended CEO Gordon Otieno Odundo
Nairobi Hospital chief executive officer Gordon Odundo. PHOTO| COURTESY

The Nairobi Hospital’s Board of Management has fired suspended Chief Executive Officer Gordon Otieno Odundo, who had been sent on compulsory leave to allow for an audit of the facility’s tendering activities.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the hospital’s board chairman, Mr John Simba, said Mr. Odundo’s contract had been terminated effective immediately.

“The Board of Management, after due consideration of all the relevant factors pertaining to the office of the Chief Executive Officer, unanimously resolved to terminate the service contract of Mr. Gordon Otieno Odundo as the Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital effective immediately,” said Mr. Simba.

In the meantime, the board has appointed the Managing Director, Christopher Abeid, as the Acting Chief Executive Officer.

“The Board will put in motion the process of identifying a suitable replacement. Until this process is finalized, Christopher Abeid, M.D. will continue as the Acting Chief Executive Officer,” the statement further reads.

Mr. Odundo was first sent on a three-month compulsory leave in December last year, with the management later extending the suspension to April 13.

The suspension of Mr. Odundo came at the height of leadership wrangles in the hospital’s management, with the bone of contention being control of billions of shillings in tenders awarded to the hospital.

 

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