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Kenyans angered by shocking ethnic bias in Uhuru’s appointments


By Ochieng Odhiambo

The latest Uhuru’s appointment was biased. This is according to the majority of a netizen who have expressed their frustrations online.

Majority views that the appointment was fueled by recent remarks from Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria that he(Uhuru) has abandoned his own people who elected him to power.

99 per cent of those appointed for parastatal roles are from Mount Kenya region,this has angered the 41 communities who felt short of slot especially from the Rift Valley region.

Joe Mucheru, the ICT cabinet secretary (CS) appointed five board members to the Postal Corporation of Kenya (PCK). All of them are Kikuyu, the same community as the CS himself.

It was the same case with the Tana and Athi Rivers Development Authority (TANATHI), where the four members appointed were all Kikuyu.

“Jubilee no longer makes any pretense that it represents the whole of Kenya…what a pity,” said a dismayed lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi.

Interestingly, Mr. Kenyatta also appointed the media house’s top editor Mutuma Mathiu to chair a parastatal, the copyright board.

Uhuru is also reported to have appointed brother in law, others appointed include:

Former MP Dennis Waweru has been appointed the non-executive chairman of the Kenya Investment Authority, while Jamleck Kamau as chairman of Tana and Athi Rivers Development and Dan Mwanzo to head Kenya Ferry Services.  Jebii Kilimo has been appointed a chairperson to the trustees of the Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund.

Former Kitui Governor Julius Malombe has been named the chair of the Kenya Water Towers Agency, former Siaya gubernatorial hopeful Nicholas Gumbo is now the chair of the Kenyatta National Hospital board and Elias Mbao will head the NEPAD/APRM Kenya Governing Council.