Panel wants Trade chief sacked, cites poor ser­vices, fail­ure to ex­pel hawk­ers

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Nairobi -

The Nairobi assem­bly Com­mit­tee on Trade and Tourism yes­ter­day pe­ti­tioned Gover­nor Evans Kidero to sack Trade ex­ec­u­tive Anna Othoro. Chair­man Wil­fred Odalo told the press that Othoro should be dis­missed for in­com­pe­tence and fail­ing to ad­e­quately ad­dress the hawk­ers men­ace. “We want as a com­mit­tee to tell the gover­nor that he should act. The elec­tions are fast ap­proach­ing and as a com­mit­tee we will not sit back and al­low a few peo­ple to de­rail ser­vice de­liv­ery in the county. Othoro has even usurped the pow­ers of her chief of­fi­cer by over­step­ping her man­date and hap­haz­ardly trans­fer­ring staff to other depart­ments,” he said. Odalo added that Othoro has em­ployed a for­eigner to run the af­fairs of her docket. The MCAs have oc­ca­sion­ally ac­cused Othoro of do­ing lit­tle to im­prove ser­vice de­liv­ery. But Othoro has al­ways de­fended her­self and asked the MCAs not to drag her into bat­tles not her own.

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