In Summary

  • Nairobi County Health Executive Dr Bernard Muia, who was last month ejected from the office by a group of rowdy youths, has been accused of taking Governor Dr Evans Kidero to court to challenge Mr Musumba’s appointment.
  • Dr Muia criticised Mr Musumba’s new appointment saying there are more qualified and experienced officers who should have been considered for the post.

The appointment of Mr Jairus Musumba as the acting deputy director of Public Health has brought divisions in the Nairobi County Public Service Board.

Nairobi County Health Executive Dr Bernard Muia, who was last month ejected from the office by a group of rowdy youths, has been accused of taking Governor Dr Evans Kidero to court to challenge Mr Musumba’s appointment.

In a memo dated March 28, 2017 to the chairman of the Nairobi County Public Service Board, Dr Muia stated that the appointment of Mr Musumba was unprofessional and contrary to the public service code of regulations.

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Dr Muia criticised Mr Musumba’s new appointment saying there are more qualified and experienced officers who should have been considered for the post.

“The officer is a Public Health Officer - (I) job group L and it would be unprofessional and contrary to the public service code of regulation to elevate him four job groups simultaneously,” read the memo in part.

Dr Muia added that he had received complaints from other officers over Mr Musumba’s appointment.

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