SOME members of state corporation boards may be sacked as the government seeks to reform parastatals. A taskforce on the review of parastatals will recommend whether the board members will keep their jobs or be sacked.
The team formed by President Uhuru Kenyatta is chaired by his constitutional adviser, Abdikadir Mohammed. It is expected to recommend the ideal number of parastatals in a report which should be ready by September 15.
The taskforce, which began its work two weeks ago, will review state corporations and classify them by function and scope of operation in terms of regional coverage. President Uhuru said parastatals should not duplicate each others' roles. He said the country has more than 200 state corporations which must play a part in the national and county governments.
The President said it is unacceptable that nearly half of the parastatals rely on the national Treasury for salaries and operations. Yesterday, Abdikadir said the task force has been divided into sub-groups to tackle the task which includes reviewing recruitment and appointment practices.