Mixed reaction as Mary Wambui appointed to chair National Employment Authority

former Othaya MP, Mary Wambui

Mixed reactions as Mary Wambui appointed to chair National Employment Authority

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

The authority that is mandated to increase access to employment for the youth was established through the National Employment Authority Act 2016.

Labour CS Ukur Yatani pickked Mary Wambui to be the chairperson of the National Employment  Authority.

Her appointment has elicited mixed reactions from social media.Kenyans including political leaders, on social media, claimed Ms Wambui is out of touch with the realities of young unemployed graduates in the country.

Senator Omanga expressed doubts that Ms Wambui possesses the ability “to craft strategies and policy formulations” to eradicate youth unemployment in the country.

“Does Wambui have the remotest idea what it feels like to hold a degree certificate yet you can’t find a job with it?” Ms Omanga posed, arguing that by hiring her, the government had demonstrated its lack of seriousness in addressing the challenge of unemployment.