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Atwoli, Mugo rejoin NSSF board



The standoff at the National Social Security Fund which stopped the pensions agency from holding meetings has been resolved.

Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani reappointed Cotu boss Francis Atwoli and Federation of Kenya Employees executive director Jacqueline Mugo back to the NSSF board.

The gazette notice on their appointment shows that their three-year terms began on January 18.

Atwoli on Thursday confirmed his appointment and thanked President Uhuru Kenyatta for ending the row.

In October last year, the Labour Court stopped the NSSF board from holding meetings following a dispute over its composition.

Read: City court stops NSSF board sittings until Atwoli is gazetted or his case concluded

Employment and Labour Relations judge Onesmus Makau ruled that there is public interest in Atwoli representing workers in the board. 

Atwoli has previously raised allegations of embezzlement of funds at the agency. 

The Cotu boss had also petitioned the President to intervene in the power struggles at NSSF.

Read also: NSSF saga: Atwoli fights to have his name gazetted as board member

Atwoli accused a senior Jubilee politician and the government of blocking his gazettement.

Members of the board are Julius Karangi (Chairman), Ibrahim Mohamed (Labour PS), alongside trustees Mutua Kilaka and Damaris Mulika.

Others are Joseph Lekuton, Marion Mutugi, Mark Obuya, and Antony Omerikwa.

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