Kwale county governor Fatuma Achani will have to go back to the drawing board in nominating two executive members after the county assembly rejected Ali Mondo-Tourism, Trade and enterprise development and Tamasha Nyawa-Public Service and administration.
According to the county assembly appointment committee report observation, that Coast Times Digital is in possession indicated that Mondo academic qualifications did not match with the requirement of the position he had been nominated for.
The committee took issue with his undergraduate studies without the requisite C+ to attain Bachelors’ degree in Science and Humanity at Mount Kenya University although Mondo said that the university had considered his certificate course and his work experience.
“The nominee did not demonstrate adequate knowledge of any of the sectors in the docket he was nominated for. The nominee work experience is not relevant to the position he has been nominated for. His degree could not be authenticated,” read part of the report that was tabled before the assembly and adopted unanimously on Wednesday 14 December this year.
“Mr. Speaker, the nominee, Mr. Ali Mondo, is not suitable for the position for which he has been nominated. The committee therefore does not recommend him for the position of CECM Tourism Trade and enterprise Development,” the report reads.
On the nominee for public service and administration Tamasha Nyawa, the committee poked holes on her degree special Needs Education attained in Kampala University in 2016 saying it had not been regularized by the commission for university Education.
Tamasha during the vetting process, the report indicated that she could not give hierarchy of administrative units in the county government.
“With regards to the mismatch between her academic qualifications and the positions applied for, the nominee said that she had been a head teacher, a chair of KePSHA and has undergone many short courses in leadership , so she believes has adequate experience,” read the report.
Tamasha also failed to present before the assembly appointment committee clearance from KRA, HELB, EACC or police but indicated she was worth Sh1.3 million.
While giving their observation the committee indicated that there was a notable mismatch between her education, previous experience and skills and the positions for which she was nominated.
‘The nominee has NO knowledge of devolution and the county government administrative sectors. Her academic qualifications from Kampala University were not certified by CUE as required by law. She is not suitable for the positions she has been nominated for. She is not therefore suitable for the position of CEM Public service and administration,” the report adds.
In their general observation the assembly appointment committee said that the EACC report on suitability of the nominees was not received.
“There was a lack of understanding in the requirements of the nomination process as evidenced by the provision of the incomplete sets of documents from the nominating body. Due diligence was not carried out while perusing the documents provided by the nominees at the nomination stage, hence the appointment committee required more time to get the required information,” part of the report that was adopted by the assembly whole house reads.
The assembly approved nomination of Bakari Sebe-Finance, Francis Gwama-health, Saumu Beja-environment, Ramadhan Mwabudzo-water, Francisca Kilonzo-Social service and talent management, Ali Joto-Roads and Public Works, Mishi Mwakaole-Education and Roman Shera-Agriculture as well as Silvia Kidodo-county secretary and Salim Gombeni-county attorney.
Kwale county assembly speaker Seth Kamanza said that the house spent more time giving the nominees a chance to rectify some issues in their documentations before making their final verdict.
He called on those who did not make it to work on putting their documents together.
“It is not that they were bad but there are some papers they did not have and did not get to the assembly on time,” he told Coast Time Digital.
He said that those who have been approved should focus on serving Kwale people.