ICT Secretary Mr Joe Mucheru at a past event: Cofek has sued him over delayed naming of ICTA boss

The Employment and Labour Relations Court has barred the board of the ICT Authority from re-advertising the CEO position in a suit in which Cofek wants previous interview results released without further delay.

Lady Justice Monica Mbaru has directed that an urgent inter-parties hearing be held on April 26. She directed Cofek to serve the respondents immediately.

In the suit, Cofek has named ICT Cabinet Secretary (1st Respondent), ICT Authority (2nd Respondent) and Attorney General (3rd Respondent) as respondents.

ICT Authority advertised the position in January and September last year to fill the vacancy created when its founding CEO Mr Victor Kyalo was appointed as Principal Secretary at the Ministry of ICT.

Mr Kyalo's ICTA appointment was subject of Cofek High Court petition 144 of 2014 - after he is recruited without competition. He was later confirmed by the board after an advertisement was made.

Cofek argues that the January and September recruitments conducted separately by audit firms KPMG and PWC could not all have been wrong. ICT Secretary Mr Joe Mucheru is yet to respond to Cofek's inquiry of March 16, 2017 regarding the failed appointment. 

Here below are the grounds that Cofek based its' case upon;

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THAT the appointment of CEO of the 2nd Respondent has historical failures – with the first and only CEO of the 2nd Respondent having been recruited after the Applicant/Petitioner moved to Court under HCCC No. 144 of 2014 (Nairobi)

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