Court overturns appointment of Terry Kiunge as CEO of KEMSA


The Employment and Labor Relations Tribunal rejected the appointment of three Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) board members appointed by the Health Cabinet Secretary, Mutahi Kagwe.

Judge Maureen Onyango said the appointment of the trio, (Rtd) Lawrence Wahome, Terry Kiunge Ramadhani and Linton Nyaga Kinyua as members of the authority’s board was non-procedural and lacked competitiveness.

She declared the appointment itself null and void.

In delivering the judgment online, Judge Maureen Onyango further dismissed a claim challenging KEMSA’s decision to fire or terminate the services of its employees.

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In the application, the Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union (KMPDU) argued that KEMSA had threatened mass layoffs of its more than 900 staff and claimed to be recruiting new personnel from the Kenya Defense Force (KDF) and of the National Youth Service (NYS) contrary to the provisions of the constitution.

However, the court said there was no evidence that any Army or NYS officers worked full-time at KEMSA.


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