Nyeri county secretary faces dismissal over qualifications

A committee has recommended the dismissal of Nyeri county secretary Alice Wachira on grounds she lacks qualifications for the position.

The Legal and Urban Affairs Committee tabled a report before the county assembly on Wednesday, claiming that she had not met the 10-year experience required of a holder of the office.

According to the report, Ms Wachira had listed Scholar Match Company as her employer where she served in an administrative position from 2003 to 2006.

However, the committee questioned the employment record, saying the company was registered in 2009.

“How could she have worked for a company that never existed? The committee has found that she has only six years’ experience and therefore has not met the threshold,” said committee chairman Jesse Kamuri.

Mr Kamuri told the assembly that her appointment was questionable. Ms Wachira failed to honour at least three invitations to the committee, stating that she was handling county issues.