A petitioner has asked the court to prevent Mr. George Njao’s contract as Director General of the National Transport Safety Authority (NTSA) from being renewed for another three years.
Edwin Oduor Were further wants the court to order NTSA to competitively recruit competent individuals for the position of Director General.
He claims that Mr. Njao’s term expired last year in October and that he has applied to have his contract extended for a further term of three years despite his tenure being marred with “extreme incompetence”.
“Worse, the interested party has superintended the authority through deliberate mismanagement, resulting in the deaths of thousands of Kenyans as a result of road carnage, which could have been avoided if proper leadership had been provided and the authority had working systems,” the petitioner claims.
He further submits: “The interested party has throughout his tenure as the DG failed to achieve the target set for him as the DG to achieve during his tenure yet the board has not bothered to take actions at all and has without shame recommended renewal of his contract as the DG of the authority.”
Njao has been named as the interested party in the case, with the respondents being the board of directors of NTSA and the Ministry of Roads and Transport.
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