The Employment and Labour Relations court has dismissed the appointment of three Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) board members appointed by Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe.
Justice 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 of Directors was unprocedural and lacked competitiveness.
She declared the appointment same null and void.
While delivering the judgment online, Justice Maureen Onyango further rejected an application that was challenging KEMSA’s decision to render redundant or terminate the services of its employees.
In the application, Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentist Union (KMPDU) argued that KEMSA had threatened to undertake mass sacking of its more than 900 staff members and purported to enlist new staff from Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) and National Youth Service (NYS) contrary to the provisions of the constitution.
However, the court said it there was no evidence that there were officers from the military or the NYS working full-time at KEMSA.