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I am up to the task, Mary Wambui tells critics

Tuesday October 15 2019

Former Othaya MP Mary Wambui

Former Othaya MP Mary Wambui, who was on October 14, 2019 appointed chair of the National Employment Authority. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Former Othaya MP Mary Wambui Tuesday fought claims that she is unqualified to chair the National Employment Authority following the outrage over her appointment, which raised doubts on the government’s commitment to youth inclusion.

In a special Kenya Gazette notice dated October 14, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced he had appointed eight people to the State Corporations Advisory Committee, while Labour Cabinet Secretary Ukur Yatani announced his pick for the chairperson of the National Employment Authority (NEA).

Kenyans on social media, including political leaders, claimed that Ms Wambui is out of touch with the realities of young unemployed graduates in the country.

But when contacted she told the Nation: “I got the post because I am better than those complaining. I have the qualifications and experience to run the office.”