CORD hits at Jubilee over top State jobs
KenGen, Kenya Power and KPC are the most coveted among State-owned firms given that they control multi-billion shilling contracts. KENYA: A fresh row has erupted over plum State jobs with CORD leaders alleging a systematic purge of parastatal bosses and skewed appointments by the Jubilee government. Minority Whip Jakoyo Midiwo claimed the recent changes at key State corporations were engineered to pave way for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s TNA and his deputy William Ruto’s URP to take top jobs under their 50:50 pre-election power sharing agreement.
The chairman of parliamentary Public Investment Committee (PIC) Adan Keynan said his team would seek to investigate the sackings and replacements in the State Corporations once Parliament reopens on September 17. “We shall investigate the reasons given for the sackings but it is obvious that there has been no regional balance in the new appointments,” said Keynan.
The Eldas MP said the investigations would seek to determine whether the affected officials had been victimised over their perceived political affiliations.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Standard