Ex-water agency boss fails to stop sacking as acting CEO


Former acting CEO of the National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority Geoffrey Sang. FILE PHOTO | NMG

A bid by former acting CEO of the National Water Harvesting and Storage Authority, Geoffrey Sang to stop his sacking over abuse of office claims has failed.

Justice Maureen Onyango dismissed the case, saying Mr Sang did not demonstrate that the revocation of his appointment as acting chief executive was wrong and unfair.

The judge said Mr Sang was still the chief engineer at the authority and claims that he had been barred from office were not proved.

“The petitioner did not adduce any evidence in support of the allegation of malice in the revocation of his appointment,” said Justice Onyango.

On the contrary, the judge said, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission was investigating Mr Sang and authority’s board had a valid reason to doubt his integrity and suitability for the job.

“Having not been competitively selected to the acting position, it carried no guarantee of job security, having been of a temporary nature,” she said.

Mr Sang was replaced after claims emerged that he had flouted the law over a tender for the construction of the Turkana Peace Dam.

He had denied the allegations.