bright kenya news, verified and authentic news, latest news, breaking news

How Sakaja Denied Mary Wambui a state Job Over Lack Degree Qualifications

This could be a real Karma hitting Senator Sakaja. In 2019 Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja denied former Othaya Member of Parliament Mary Wambui a state job offer over her lack of university degree qualifications.

Mary had been appointed by the then Labour Cabinet Secretary, Ukur Yatani. She was appointed as the Chairperson of the National Employment Authority (NEA) and her name was azetted.

Sakaja, who was the chairperson of the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association. At the time, Sakaja was invested in the organization's leadership since NEA's founding was a result of a Bill he had tabled in Parliament while serving as an MP.

"I have further instructed my lawyers as well as those of the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association to file a petition this (Thursday) morning seeking to quash this appointment.

"The respondents of this suit are the Cabinet Secretary of Labour, the Attorney General, and (Ms. Wambui),” Sakaja told the press in October 2019.

It is believed that Wambui's appointment was immediately stopped by the Employment Court pending the outcome of the petition.

                                          Mary Wambui Ex Othaya MP. PHOTO FILE

The former lawmaker's appointment was canceled by the same court in January 2020, citing her failure to meet the qualifications required of an occupant of the office.
The court also stated that Wambui's appointment was illegal and handled in an improper manner.

Real Karma?

Currently, the senator is vying for the Nairobi gubernatorial position seeking to unseat the current Nairobi Governor Ann Kananu Mwenda. However, degree qualifications have been the center of attention.

In a viral interview on social media, Sakaja is heard saying he has never gone outside Kenya for studies.

In 2022 Sakaja claimed that he graduated from Team University in Uganda. He even stated that he graduated from the University of Nairobi where he pursued actual science.

This claim was later refuted by the UON stating that indeed the politician was a student at the institution but had not yet graduated as he said.

In a cold fight that has now involved senator johnson Sakaja and the independent and electoral and boundaries commission, he has termed the petition as malicious and aimed at soiling his reputation.

Special offer

 

Kamiti offer
IEBC Vice Chair Cherera Dismisses Claims of Owning Any Social Media Platform

IEBC Vice Chair Cherera Dismisses Claims of Owning Any Social Media Platform

Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) vice chairperso...
Mystery As Boda Boda Rider Runs Away With Ksh. 2M

Mystery As Boda Boda Rider Runs Away With Ksh. 2M

A Nairobi resident has come out to report a boda boda rider who works ...
President Elect Ruto Welcomes Kawira Mwangaza  to UDA

President Elect Ruto Welcomes Kawira Mwangaza to UDA

Kenya`s president Elect William Ruto welcomed Meru governor-elect Kaw...
Newly Elected MPs To Get Oriented Next Week

Newly Elected MPs To Get Oriented Next Week

The National Assembly Clerk Serah Kioko notified the legislators of th...
Ali Roba: Its All About Strategy And Fight For National Space

Ali Roba: Its All About Strategy And Fight For National Space

United Democratic Movement (UDM) party leader Ali Roba has defended it...
'My dress My Choice' Lady Jailed in Rwanda Over Indecent Dressing

'My dress My Choice' Lady Jailed in Rwanda Over Indecent Dressing

A youthly aged woman may now have to spend 2 years in Jail after she w...
Charlton Murithi, Director of the KNFP is Dead

Charlton Murithi, Director of the KNFP is Dead

According to reports, the director of Kenya National Focal Point (KNFP...
Several Injured After A grisly Accident Along Sagana Road

Several Injured After A grisly Accident Along Sagana Road

One person was left dead and several injured after a lorry carrying be...
Nairobi Governor-elect Sakaja Fulfills His Promise to Igathe

Nairobi Governor-elect Sakaja Fulfills His Promise to Igathe

Nairobi governor-elect Johnson Sakaja finally keeps his promise days a...
Azimio Suffers A Setback As UDM Joins Kenya Kwanza

Azimio Suffers A Setback As UDM Joins Kenya Kwanza

Raila Odinga, the leader of Azimio, has suffered a major setback after...