Uhuru’s parastatal appointments disappointing, says MP
29 April 2015, 13:26
Nairobi – Mvita MP, Abdulswamad Nassir has faulted President Uhuru Kenyatta’s appointment of recycled politicians to head the 79 State corporations.
Nassir said the appointments are improper because Uhuru neglected youths with leadership abilities in favor of old politicians, some of whom should be in retirement after serving in public offices for a very long time.
“It is disappointing that the President is continuously recycling same brains that had put the country in the mess we are in today. We have capable people out there and we expected a difference in appointments particularly considering young Kenyans,” said Nassir.
He added that qualified jobless youths should be given priority in various positions within State corporations and other public offices to help address high unemployment rate among young people who are easily lured into terrorism by militia groups.
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“I am surprised that the President went as far as picking notable individuals who served with my father when I was too young,” said Nassir.
The media has also criticized the appointments and pointed out that Uhuru and his deputy, William Ruto have applied the age-old political trick of reaching out to communities by picking their political folks who lost in elections but are still loyal to the government.
Some appointed former politicians who served as Ministers in past regimes included; Musikari Kombo, Musa Sirma, Henry Obwocha, Julius Sunkuli, Soita Shitanda, Samuel Poghisio, Marsden Madoka and John Koech.
Appointees who lost in last general election include; Omingo Magara, Robert Monda, Raphael Wanjala, Walter Nyambati, Joseph Lagat, Kalembe Ndile, Wavinya Ndeti, Abdul Bahari, Suleiman Kamolleh and Talib Ali Taib.
Kenyatta also rewarded his lawyers, Ken Ogeto and Gerishom Otachi, with appointments to parastatals.
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