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Court did not nullify the appointment of Mercy Wanjau as CA acting Director General

Posted on: 19th November 2019

CA chairman Mr. Ngene Gituku (centre) addressing the press to clarify misleading media reports following Friday’s ruling by  Employment and Labour Relations Court . With him are Principal Administrative Secretary at the Ministry of ICT Mr. Erick Kiraithe (left) and Ag. Director General Mrs. Mercy Wanjau (right).

The Employment and Labour Relations Court did not nullify the appointment of Mrs. Mercy Wanjau as the acting CA Director General, CA Board Chairman Ngene Gituku has clarified.

Addressing a press conference at the CA Centre, Mr. Gituku said the Court did not make any finding on the acting DG’s appointment, as it was not furnished with a copy of her appointment letter. In the absence of the letter, the Court did not pronounce itself on this matter, added Mr. Gituku.

The CA Board Chairman termed media claims that the Court had quashed Mrs. Wanjau’s appointment as ‘distorted, and misleading.

He further discounted media claims that the Court had directed that the immediate former Director General Mr. Francis Wamukota Wangusi return to office until his successor is appointed.

“The Court considers that it will not write an extension contract of service of Francis Wamukota Wangusi but it is for the respondents within the relevant statutory and constitutional provisions to make such appropriate decisions, which if deemed necessary may entail the recall of Mr. Francis Wamukota Wangusi or requesting the President to take such remedial action in the interim,” declared the court. .

“We fear that these distorted reports, if left uncorrected, may create unwarranted anxiety and negative sentiment in the ICT market as well as despondency among CA staff,” Mr. Gituku said.

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