Lobby group Sheria Mtaani has moved to court seeking to bar newly appointed Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) CEO Terry Kiunge Ramadhan from assuming office over grounds that the recruitment exercise lacked proper public participation.
In the petition, Sheria Mtaani claims that KEMSA’s board conducted the CEO recruitment exercise secretly and failed to disclose the dates for the interviews and the name of shortlisted candidates to enable the participation of citizens.
“The Petitioner has reason to believe that the recruitment process was tailor made to select the Interested Party, who served in the 2nd Respondent as its Director and Head of its Human Resource Committee, and only resigned a few days before the commencement of the recruitment process,” court papers read in part.
The lobby group asked the court to stop Ramadhan from assuming office adding that if the orders are not granted then she will proceed to assume office on July 1, 2022, thereby rendering the entire petition null and void.
“The process was marred by conflict of interest as the Interested Party was selected by her fellow board members, who she served with until a few days before the recruitment process began, a classic demonstration of the breach of the rule of law, tenets of good governance, integrity, transparency and accountability,” Sheria Mtaani lawyer Shadrack Wamboi added.