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Nairobi County Assembly Speaker sued over irregular appointments


Nairobi County Assembly Speaker has been sued for allegedly hiring 12 employees to serve in his office instead of five.

In the petition filed by Francis Awino, it is alleged that the Speaker who also serves as the chair of the County Service Board hired the said employees despite the fact that the Salaries & Remuneration Commission Circular, 2023 only allows for a maximum of 5 staff members.

Awino claims that the speaker has hired three personal drivers, three secretaries, and one communications officer who is the former Member of the County Assembly for Gatina Ward.

He further argues that by failing to advertise the jobs as required by law, the positions were irregularly filled and therefore denied other competent residents of Nairobi and Kenya the right to apply and compete for the appointment and or selection on merit.

The petitioner claims that the remaining five staff are Ghost Workers and cannot be accounted for.

He now wants the court to direct the Public Service Commission to conduct fresh interviews and appointments of the recommended members to serve in the Speakers office.