The High Court Monday directed the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) to recruit a new Director General in line with the law.
Employment and Labour court judge Justice Byrum Ongaya gave the orders after a petitioner moved to court seeking orders barring the renewal of the contract of George Njao as DG of NTSA for a further three-year term.
The case was certified as urgent.
Edwin Oduor wanted the court to order NTSA to competitively recruit competent individuals for the position of DG.
He claimed that Njao’s term expired last year in October and that he has applied to have his contract extended for a further term of three years despite his tenure being marred with “extreme incompetence”.
“The interested party has throughout his tenure as the DG failed the target set for him as the DG to achieve during his tenure yet the board has not bothered to take actions at all and has without shame recommended renewal of his contract as the DG of the authority.”
Njao was named as the interested party in the case with the respondents being the board of directors of NTSA and the Ministry of Roads and Transport.
The inter-partes hearing of the case has been scheduled for January 19, 2023.