Former Rarieda MP Nicholas Gumbo (pictured) is again within the chilly after his appointment as chairman of the board of the Kenyatta Nationwide Hospital was revoked by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The president sacked Mr Gumbo via a Gazette discover dated April 22, 11 months after his appointment.
The choice to alleviate Gumbo of his duties has sparked debate on social media, with many individuals attributing it to politics. He was changed by George Ooko.
“In train of the powers conferred by part 7(3) of the State Companies Act, I, Uhuru Kenyatta, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces appoint George Opondo Ooko to be the chairperson of Kenyatta Nationwide Hospital Board, as much as Might 2, 2022 with impact from April 21, 2020,” stated the discover.
Earlier than his appointment on Might 3, 2019, Gumbo had unsuccessfully contested the Siaya gubernatorial seat. He misplaced to Cornel Rasanga.
Yesterday, the previous MP despatched out an announcement on his exit from the board.
“I want to thank His Excellency the President most sincerely for having granted me the distinguished honour and privilege to serve our nice nation within the capability of chair, KNH Board, for the previous 11 months. Equally, I want settle for the choice to withdraw this honour with gratitude and humility,” stated Gumbo.
Mr Ooko, who comes from Alego-Usonga Sub-county, holds a bachelor of commerce diploma and a grasp’s in enterprise administration from the College of Nairobi.
He’s the quick former CEO of the Espresso Growth Fund. He was previously a senior government at Barclays Financial institution, now Absa, and NIC Financial institution, now NCBA.
Yesterday, Central Alego MCA Leonard Oriaro claimed that Gumbo’s sacking was politically motivated.
“It’s a matter of being professionally right however politically incorrect,” stated Mr Oriaro.
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