The appointment of Hon. Mary Wambui as the chairperson of the National Employment Authority has been suspended by the Labor Court.
The suspension follows a successful application filed by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja who claims Hon. Mary Wambui is not the right person for the job.
Sakaja who pushed for the creation of the National Employment Authority back between 2013 and 2015 said the board required a visionary leader.
That being said, the Nairobi Senator believes that Hon. Mary lacks leadership skills as well as the 7 years of qualification as a Human Resource Manager as required.
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“The recent appointment of Hon . Mary Wambu Munene as Chair of this institution goes against the specific provision of Section 10 (2) of the National Employment Authority Act as well as with the vision for this authority. Section 10(2) (c) provides that a person shall be qualified to serve as tl1e chairperson of the board if they, have at least 7 years experience in Human Resource Management or its equivalent.”
He, however, believes that she has the ability to serve Kenyans in a different capacity and not as a vision career or chairperson.
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It is due to that that Hon. Sakaja filed a petition to quash her appointment. The respondents to the suit include Labor CS, The Attorney General, and hon. Mary herself.
“Hon. Mary Wrunhui Mu nene is known to me, as we served together in the 11th Parliament as well as having been a member of the National Alliance party which I chaired.
I have confidence that she has the ability to serve Kenyans in a different capacity but not as the vision career and Chairperson of the National Employment Authority. I, therefore, urge her to politely decline this particular appointment.”