The Star (Nairobi)

17 November 2012

Kenya: Ndegwa Gets Three More Years At Ktb

THE term of Robert Muriithi Ndegwa was yesterday renewed for a further three years after a judge of the Industrial Court agreed with him that Tourism Minister Dan Mwazo acted unfairly.

Justice Byrum Ongaya agreed with Ndegwa that failure by the minister to renew his term for a further three years as recommended by the board of directors amounts to breach of his fundamental rights, fair labour practices and fair administrative action.

The Judge barred the minister from appointing any other person as the chief executive officer of KTB. He said minister has no power to appoint any person to act as the CEO.

Mwazo revoked Ndegwa's re-appointment and instead appointed Jacinta Nzioka as the acting CEO to the KTB.

While opposing the suit, the minister said that personal interest cannot override public interests.

He argued for the dismissal of the case saying it advances personal right adding that Ndegwa wanted the court to disregard competitive process for his own good.

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