Court Nullifies KEMSA Board Members, New CEO

Written by Cyrus Kimanga  📝

Milimani Law courts have revoked the appointment of three KEMSA board members appointed in 2021 by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe.

The Employment and Labour relations court said that the appointment of retired Lawrence Wahome, Terry Kiunge Ramadhani and Linton Nyaga Kinyua as Members of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Medical practitioners was not done in accordance with the constitution.

The presiding judge as well dismissed a case that had challenged a decision by the newly appointed board. 

Lady justice Maureen Onyango said that non of the petitioners in the case tabled evidence to the court to show that there were KDF or NYS officers at the KEMSA premises.

The court further dismissed an application that was challenging KEMSA decision from declaring redundant or terminate the services of its staff.

According to the Judge, the application is speculative and pre-emptive as non of its members have been declared redundant.

In the case, KMPDU argued that KEMSA had threatened to undertake mass sacking of its more than 900 staff members and purported to enlist new staff from Kenya Defense Forces and National Youth Service contrary to the provisions of the constitution.

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