When they came, he cleverly avoided issuing termination letters but verbally directed them to stay away from duty until further notice. He later recalled those related and or fronted by current board members. The rest of staff then sued.
At the Court, he is known to interfere with court cases against him by targeting to 'buy out' lawyers of his accusers. In one case, he has succeeded to do so twice.
Nine, Mr Shurie called an urgent board meeting on August 11, 2016 disguised as an orientation for himself as new CEO - only to spring up a serious surprise agenda - that he "cannot work with FAM Mr James Ambuso" and asked the board to sack him.
The ambushed board felt that it was unprocedural and declined. Frustrated, Mr Shurie changed the door locks of Mr Ambuso's office and deployed an armed AP at his office.
He later churned out about 5 "show cause" letters before interdicting him. On expiry of the interdiction by February 2017, Mr Ambuso's request to be recalled was not responded to.
He went to the Employment and Labour Relations Court and is currently awaiting a hearing date.
When reached for comment by Cofek yesterday, Mr Shurie claimed that he was driving and would call us back upon reaching his office. A text reminder two hours later went unanswered.
On Monday May 28, 2018 "The People Daily", a publication linked to the First Family, curiously reported that Warma was frustrating Solai Dam probe, quoting to Directorate of Criminal Intelligence officers.
It is understood Mr Shurie is doing everything possible to get the owner of the killer Solai Dam (which claimed over 44 lives after it spilled over) in Nakuru County.
Spirited attempts to cover up on the part of Mr Patel has been opposed by sections of Warma staff. As a result, Mr Shurie is said to have hastily transferred the local sub-regional manager Eng Tomkin Odo from Kabarnet to Isiolo office with immediate effect.
Further, allegations have been raised that the Commission on University Education letter of January 18, 2013 under serial number 0882 vide Ref CHE/10/9/1/Vol.143 was a forgery to cover for fake qualifications of Mr Shurie.
Mr Shurie claims to have qualified for a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Education in Physics/Mathematics, Lafole College of Education, Somalia. He also claims to hold - what our sources highly doubt - the Bachelor of Science in (BSc) in Geology from Dalhousie University, Canada as well as Executive MBA from Kenyatta University.
Our sources indicate that Mr Shurie can hardly draft a formal letter or speech on his own. He has to rely on some staff and consultants.
Again, the turnover of staff at Warma is too high. "Those of us who remain is because we have no option. We miss our former CEO. Can Cofek please help us", one of the staff pleaded.
Our efforts to reach the Ministry CS Simon Chelogui and PS Joseph Irungu have not been successful. But it is a matter we intend to push to its' end - and many approaches have been lined up for the same.
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