In Summary
  • Mr Odundo was sent on a 90-day compulsory leave on December 15, 2018, the board saying in an unsigned and undated statement that the decision was to “allow completion of the ongoing forensic audit.”
  • In an internal memo on Wednesday, board chairman said the decision to terminate Mr Odundo's contract was unanimous and that it followed "consideration of all the relevant factors pertaining to the office".

Nairobi Hospital has sacked its suspended Chief Executive Officer Gordon Otieno Odundo with immediate effect.

In an internal memo on Wednesday, board chairman John Simba said the decision to terminate Dr Odundo's contract was unanimous and that it followed "consideration of all the relevant factors pertaining to the office".

Dr Simba said the board would begin the process of finding a replacement but that Christopher Abeid would serve in acting capacity.

He appealed to staff to remain focused, professional and committed during the transition.

COMPULSORY LEAVE

Dr Odundo was sent on a 90-day compulsory leave on December 15, 2018, the board saying in an unsigned and undated statement that the decision was to “allow completion of the ongoing forensic audit.”

The day before, the CEO stayed put in his office for hours as a lawyer camped outside to deliver a suspension letter.

Photos of the Dr Odundo's office locked with a huge chain emerged at the premier city hospital as an embarrassing boardroom fight spilt over to the public.

CRISIS

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