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Macharia nullifies hiring of KAA boss over meddling

Macharia says the process has been interfered with, raising doubts on the credibility of the anticipated outcome and now wants it started afresh/COURTESY

Macharia says the process has been interfered with, raising doubts on the credibility of the anticipated outcome and now wants it started afresh/COURTESY

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 12 – Transport and Infrastructure Cabinet Secretary James Macharia has nullified the ongoing recruitment of a new Kenya Airports Authority Managing Director.

Macharia says the process has been interfered with, raising doubts on the credibility of the anticipated outcome and now wants it started afresh.

“I have directed that the process of recruiting the MD/CEO be now undertaken by a reputable and competent professional firm with requisite capacity and that the process be undertaken and completed expeditiously and without any delays,” Macharia said in a statement.

The recruitment process by the Board of the Kenya Airports Authority was first advertised on November 20, 2015 in the mainstream media and on various local and international job websites.

“In exercise of the powers and oversight role conferred to the Cabinet Secretary by the KAA ACT CAP 395 of the laws of Kenya. I have taken and communicated this decision to the Board at the meeting held on January 11, 2016,” he stated.

The Kenya Airports Authority in June 2015 fired three of its senior managers including then Managing Director Lucy Mbugua, General Manager Finance John Thumbi and the acting airport Engineer Christopher Warutere over the Passenger Transfer Services tender (Apron Bus Services) at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport scum.

READ: Lucy Mbugua sacked as KAA boss

The saga involved the leasing of the five passenger buses at Sh10 million per month.

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