Elachi In Trouble With EACC Over Staff Promotion at Nairobi Assembly
Former Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi is now in trouble with Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission over her past actions while at the helm of the Nairobi Assembly.
This is after EACC wrote her a letter to investigate her on allegations of abuse of office.
The letter by the EACC is questioning the criteria with which staff members were promoted during her tenure.
“The Ethics and Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011 of the Leadership and Integrity Act ,2012 is investigating allegations of abuse of office against Hon. Beatrice Elachi, the former speaker and chair, Nairobi City County Assembly Service Board and illegal conduct of the board,” the letter dated 22nd Sept reads in part.
The watchdog body has also requested for all successful staffs who were promoted with effect from September 2020.
The list of all applicants, the shortlisting reports, list of interview panelists, individual score sheet and interview reports for all the positions are some of the materials EACC wants for investigations.
“To facilitate our investigation we kindly request that you urgently furnish us with original and certified copies of the following documents ;The Deloitte and Touche Consultancy reports, LSOs, invoices, and payment vouchers for the consultancy services, Nairobi City County Assembly Human Resource policies and procedure manual,” the letter reads.
The commission also wants to know how a section of staff members were elevated by the board to act on given senior positions.
“Resolution of County Assembly Service Board approving the appointment of Ms. Monica Muthami as acting clerk Nairobi City County Assembly. Letter from Hon Beatrice Elachi appointing Monica Muthami as Nairobi County Assembly clerk in acting capacity dated 30 October 2019,” the EACC letter states in part.
Recent attempts by Nairobi County Assembly Service Board to promote staffs were also stopped by court after Sheila Munubi filed a petition on 19th August challenging the recruitment process.
Justice James Rika also barred the board from interfering with the current organisation structure at the assembly.
“Pending hearing and determination of this application, a conservatory order do issue prohibiting any person from receiving applications on the positions advertised in the Internal Advertisement dated August 11, 2021,” the order states.
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