In Summary
  • Blow to unemployed youth as plum State jobs handed to men and women who already have fat payslips.
  • CS Ukur Yatani's wife appointment means for the Yatanis, employment opportunities come ‘double double’ since her husband— who holds the Cabinet dockets of Treasury and Labour— already has two pay cheques from the public coffers.
  • The young people are upset because President Kenyatta had promised Kenyans that if re-elected his government would work to create more jobs for them.

The government has, once again, said no to unemployed youth and handed plum State jobs to men and women who already have fat payslips.

The appointments, that on Friday touched off social media buzz, are contained in a gazette notice dated November 15.

Among the appointees is acting Treasury Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani's wife Gumato who was awarded two jobs.

Her appointment means for the Yatanis, employment opportunities come ‘double double’ since her husband— who holds the Cabinet dockets of Treasury and Labour— already has two pay cheques from the public coffers.

Dr Gumato was appointed by Education CS George Magoha as the chairperson of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (Jkuat) Council where she will serve for a period of three years with effect from November 8, 2019.

On the other hand, Industry, Trade and Co-operatives CS Peter Munya named Dr Gumato a member of the Taskforce on Standards and Quality Infrastructure Reforms in Kenya.

The taskforce is mandated to review and evaluate in comprehensive terms, the weaknesses and shortcomings of Kenyan standards and quality.

It will also analyse the ecosystem policy, legal and legislative frameworks of various institutions, and make appropriate recommendations.

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