Former Othaya MP Mary Wambui was appointed the chairperson of the National Employment Authority for a term of three years, to the disappointment of KOT.
Her appointment comes barely weeks after SportPesa laid off over 400 youthful workers.
Wambui is not the only ‘Youth ‘ working in Uhuru Kenyatta’s government, others include
1. Moody Awori – 91
On December 6, 2018, President Uhuru was forced to defend his appointment of former vice president Moody Awori as a member of the Sports, Art and Social Development Fund Board.
2. Francis Muthaura – 71
The former head of civil service Francis Muthaura was in 2018 appointed the chairman of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
3. Chris Obure – 75
Hon Christopher Obure was appointed the Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development.
4. Beth Mugo – 79
Beth Mugo serves as a member of the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC) a position she took in 2018.
5. David Musila – 75
David Musila was last year appointed the chairman of the National Museums of Kenya board for three years.
6. Marsden Madoka – 75
The 75-year-old was appointed as Trustee to the National Fund for the Disabled from December 23, 2016.
His term was to run for three years.
7. Esther Murugi – 65
Esther, a long time politician was recently nominated as a member of National Lands Commission (NLC).
8. Mary Wambui – 69
Former Othaya MP Mary Wambui was recently appointed the chairperson of the National Employment Authority for a term of three years.
9. Sospeter Machage
Prof Sospeter Machage who retains his posting as Kenya’s ambassador to Russia. He is the twin brother of assistant minister Dr Wilfred Machage.
Kenyans have taken to Twitter to show their anger over the not so youthful appointments.
Below are some of the reactions.