CAK Issues Press Statement As ELC halts the Director General recruitment process

by Mahakamani News

Communications Authority of Kenya has released a press statement clarifying on a court order issued by the ELC. The order was issued by Judge Byrum Ongaya in Petition No. 155 of 2019 that pits the Consumers Federation of Kenya (COFEK) against the Attorney General, CAK, Public Service Commission and Francis Wamukota Wangusi.

In the Statement issued today Tuesday, 27th August 2019, the CAK has called out the media for relaying false facts concerning the earlier issued court order. In the issued press statement (signed by CAK’s Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ngene Gituku) the authority confirms that the matter before the Employment and Labour Relations Court (ELC) was as with regards to recruitment of a new Director General and not the extension of the Mr. Francis Wangusi’s term in office.

In contrast with the misrepresentation issued by the media, the press statement read that the court ordered and gave directions that the Director General recruitment process was in hold. This means that the ELC specifically pronounced itself on the import and effect of the order of status quo, to mean that it was in relation to recruitment of the Director General and not the extension of the term of office of the former Director General.

Furthermore, CAK has affirmed that Mrs. Mercy Wanjiru is set to continue discharging duties a the office of the Director General on an interim basis until the matter is fully settled.

Mr. Francis Wangusi term as the Director General ended on the 21st August 2019.

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