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I demand reasons for the sack Kimosop says

The  immediate former Kerio Valley Managing Director, David Kimosop has termed his recent sacking unfair saying he will  pursue reasons for his sacking by KVDA Board.

Saying that his contract was to end in May 2021, the former CEO said he was surprised by  sacking on Thursday by the Board even after it had expressed satisfaction with his performance.

Speaking  at Kipkener Primary School where he attended this year’s Madaraka Day Celebrations, Kimosop said the Board  did not  follow the law when they sacked him, saying they used the mwongozo circular issued by the office of the  President instead of  the KVDA act.

According to Kimosop the KVDA act should have been used as his contract was based on the act and not the mwongozo policy, saying  the act does not limit the term of a CEO.

He  took issue with the board for using the mwongozo policy which it had violated, saying according to mwongozo, a parastatal  should have between 7-9 Directors but KVDA Board had 24 Directors.

Leaders  at  the meeting  said they feared that the sacking of the MD  just  when the multibillion Kimwarer and Arror projects  were almost taking off may delay the projects which they said would transform the Kerio Valley.

The  two  projects  have been surrounded by controversy following allegations that funds for their implementation had been  embezzled  and that the Italian company which was given the tender to construct the projects had been declared bankrupt.

The  issue of compensation of residents who are to be relocated to create room for the projects implementation is yet  to be  adequately addressed.

Francis  Kipkech  who has been appointed acting MD assured residents that he would ensure that all projects are implemented  as planned and called for cooperation from everybody for him to succeed.

By   Alice  Wanjiru

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