Uhuru's Parastatal Appointments are Unconstitutional, NGEC Says

  • The National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC) has faulted President Uhuru Kenyatta's parastatal appointments announced on Sunday, October 4th.

    The commission challenged why President Kenyatta allocated only two slots for people with disabilities out of the 350 positions awarded.

    NGEC Vice Chairman Simon Ndubai said that the appointment was in violation of the constitution which advocates for balance.

    Ndubai stated that the commission would deliberate on whether or not they would move to court to seek legal action against the already gazetted appointments.

    The President was also criticised by a section of MPs who argued that the appointments were not representative of all regions.

    The Head of State announced the major shake in leadership by appointing the new executives to manage State Corporations, in a move aimed at reforming Parastatals in the country.

    Kenyatta named 350 appointees in a list that features media personalities, politicians, key figures among other persons who are expected to offer direction in State Corporations.

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