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Criticism as Uhuru's niece appointed to government

04 April 2016, 23:05 Victor Tinto

Nairobi - The President's niece has landed in government. Kenyans are not very happy about it.

Nana Gecaga has been appointed to chair the Kenyatta International Conference Centre KICC, where she will take on one of the biggest jobs in Kenya's tourism industry.

She is a sister to President Kenyatta's personal assistant Jomo Gecaga.

According to tourism CS Najib Balala, Gecaga will remain in office until the position is competitively and substantially filled.

Gecaga has previously worked as Balala's marketing and special programmes advisor, having been seconded from the KICC where she worked as head of marketing. 

Kenyans though, do not see the appointment as earth shattering.

Comments on tribalism and nepotism have hit hard and Kenyans are asking why it had to be someone who has close links to him getting the job.

Speaking to News24, a number of Kenyans were left shocked at the decision, calling it an affront to national values.

" The President has let us down. He can choose from many Kenyans to appoint. Choosing his niece is not a good move," Julius Okore, a newspaper vendor in Nairobi said.

For Anne Mwaniki, a stylist the move was not too bad as long as the person was qualified but still raised questions over the selection criteria.

" The selection may not be wrong because the person may be qualified but questions will still be asked because they are blood relatives," she stated.

According to William Ciano an accountant, the move is not likely to win the President many plaudits.

" The President has made himself an easy target for the opposition by this appointment. He could have done the best thing which is to not agree to such a move as it looks bad whichever way you look at it," he states.

The President in his State of the Nation adress recently, stated that his government would work to ensure all Kenyans are treated equally. At present, some Kenyans will not feel that it is the case.

- MyNews24

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