Following a petition where Advocate Samuel Chelongo had moved to the Employment and Labour Relations court to challenge the current Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe's decision to appoint Timothy Waema and Dorothy Atieno as the KEMSA board members. The Employment and Labour Relations court has today suspended these two appointments by CS Mutahi Kagwe pending hearing of the petition.
Justice Hellen ruled and said, "This honourable court hereby issue a conservatory order staying the CS Health's decision to appoint 1and 2 interested parties to the position of board members of Kemsa." Order reads. Further Advocate Samuel Chelongo was directed to serve the Cabinet Secretary of Health Hon Mutahi Kagwe and the AG.
In the case CS Mutahi Kagwe was challenged on the appointments that were gazetted back in May 2020 saying these appointments were illegally done. Both of the appointees hold a public office contrary to the public officers ethics act and the Constitution of Kenya 2010.
Samuel Chelongo's saif, "It goes without saying that both Atieno and Waema earn a double salary as public officers, an act that is against our Kenyan constitution of 2010 and the Public Officers Ethics Act."
This barely comes weeks after there has been a public outcry over the mishandling or misuse of Covid19 funds in KEMSA that forced the president to call for faster investigation into the allegations.
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