Written By Gerald Gekara 📝
A law student wants the Kenya Rural Roads Authority (KeRRA) be barred from hiring a director-general, claiming that the advertising soliciting applications breached the Kenya Roads Act.
Philemon Kandie, who was appointed in an acting capacity in July 2020, is the current head of the roads department.
He was appointed as Director General on April 13, 2022.
Emmanuel Gisesa, the petitioner, claims that the advertisement from last month violates Section 14 of the statute by claiming to decrease qualified candidates’ post-registration experience to 10 years whereas the Act demands 15 years.
The Employment and Labour Relations Court’s Justice Jacob Gakeri declared the matter urgent and ordered him to deliver the court papers on the Attorney-General and Parliament before the hearing on April 22.
The petitioner said the KeRRA also did not give potential applicants at least 21 days to present their applications as required by Public Service Commission Human Resource and Policies Procedure Manual.
The roads body is in-charge of maintenance of all rural roads in the country.