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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

UHURU RECEIVES PARASTATAL REPORT

President Uhuru Kenyatta yesterday received a taskforce report on the parastatal reform implementation committee, setting the stage for the eventual filling of various positions in State corporations.
Addressing the media  at State House, Nairobi yesterday,  spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said the government will use the recommendations to fill the vacant positions to enable the institutions operate properly. “There was need for a clear set guidelines to fill the State parastatal’s vacancies, the guideline dubbed Mwongozo has provided the framework to guide the process,” said Esipisu.
The report provides guidelines and criteria for the appointment, reappointment and removal of board members from the institutions. These guidelines cap the number of any board member at any State institution between seven and nine and advocate for a transparent and formal process governed by the overriding principle of merit.
This will be good news to a number of State corporations currently operating without substantive heads or boards. Some of the institutions affected include Rural Electrification Authority which has no board with the contract term of its chairperson Simon Gicharu ending in May.
Meanwhile, Esipisu said the National Assembly Defence Committee that has been rocked by a sex scam allegations was not part of the recent presidential delegation in Japan, saying they had gone on a separate parliamentary committee business.
On the Imenti Central MP Gideon Mwiti rape case, Esipisu said the President view is in line with the Constitution that the law should take full course.