NTSA Board Fires Senior Staff in Major Shake Up

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  • The board of the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) on Friday dismissed senior officials in a major shake up.

    In a statement seen by Kenyans.co.ke, the transport authority announced staff reorganizations which saw several positions declared vacant.

    "In the coming weeks, we shall be advertising key management positions aimed at improving our capacity to meet stakeholder expectations

    "The positions to be filled are; Director Registration and Licensing, Director Road Safety, Deputy supply Chain, Deputy Director Motor vehicle Inspection, Manager Supply Chain and Manager ICT," the statement read in part.

    NTSA vehicles

    Board Chairman Jackson Waweru stated that 227 employees working in the motor vehicle inspection and registration department had been transferred in the changes.

    "The Board is committed to orienting the Authority towards increased levels of accountability and performance; and to execute sustainable measures for enhancing efficient, reliable and safe roads in Kenya," he stated.

    The changes come a month after Transport CS James Macharia, appointed six new board members to the NTSA.

    The CS, through a gazette notice, announced John Ndege Obwocha, Catherine Njeri Waweru, Alice Chepchumba Chesire, Francis  Kirinya Mwongo, Moses Nderitu Gachemi and Meshak Kidenda to the authority's board.

    The appointments were made after the authority, which was previously under the Ministry of Transport, was put under the Interior docket by President Uhuru Kenyatta through an Executive Order. 

    The restructuring is an attempt to curb rampant corruption witnessed in the agency.

    This was after revelations that NTSA staff were allegedly engaging in corrupt practices that endangered the country’s security.

    Here is the statement:

    Statement by NTSA