Parliament raises red flag in rise of acting CEOs in state corporations

Parliament building in Nairobi. Two Mps allied to the deputy president have claimed that their lives are in danger PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi, KENYA: Parliamentary Investment Committee has raised a red flag concerning the rise of number of acting chief executive officers in state corporations.

In a media briefing at parliamentary buildings on Wednesday, the PIC chair who is also Mvita Member of Parliament Abdul Swamad Sharrif said that the committee is concerned over the high number of high ranking officials of state corporations who are executing their mandates in an acting capacity .

AbdulSwamad said that such move is so precarious and raises concerns in terms of intergrity issues pointing that some officials have stayed in such portfolios for five years a period which is pretty long.

The committee also raised concerns as to why such positions entails such officials while other positions are not filled over a long period of time indicating that such tendencies will derail delivery of services to wananchi.

He pointed that 33 percent of boards of various organizations are not properly constituted while nine state corporations are being affected.

“33 percent of all boards, in this country are not fully constituted and 9 corporations CEOs are in acting capacity which is a dangerous precedence .”Abdul Swamad said

The committee also said that it is concerned over the high number of high ranking officials in the National Social Security Fund NSSF who are in acting capacity insisting that that hitch must be taken serious following the fact that the annual turnover of fund hits sh 13 billion.