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Nairobi Hospital sends CEO Odundo on compulsory leave

Sunday December 16 2018

The Nairobi Hospital CEO Gordon Odundo 

The Nairobi Hospital CEO Gordon Odundo during a breakfast meeting at Kempinski hotel on September 6, 2018. PHOTO | DIANA NGILA | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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Boardroom wars at Nairobi Hospital intensified yesterday as the board finally sent the CEO, Mr Gordon Odundo (right), on a 90-day leave.

In an unsigned and undated statement, the board said the decision was to “allow the completion of the ongoing forensic audit.”

“The board has taken the necessary measures to ensure that the functions of the hospital continue uninterrupted,” the statement added.

Photos of the CEO’s office locked with a huge chain also emerged at the premier city hospital as the embarrassing boardroom fight with the CEO spilt over to the public.

Former President Moi was recently admitted at the hospital and there has been no news of his discharge.

Earlier on Saturday, the Nation learnt that the board met with the staff of the hospital who have openly criticised the board over the way they have handled the CEO’s issue.

The forced leave, according to the board, takes effect tomorrow (Monday) “and includes his annual leave as had been approved by the chairman.”

Sources at the hospital told the Sunday Nation the audit being referred to ought to have been done as it covered the period 2013-2016, partly when former Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopas Mailu was the CEO.

Also at the centre of the intrigues was the sacking of two senior administrators.