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Secretary,County Public Service Board, Secretary, Wajir County Government v. Hulbhai Gedi Abdille

(2017) JELR 94822 (CA)

Court of Appeal  •  Civil Appeal 202 of 2015  •  24 Mar 2017  •  Kenya

Coram
Milton Stephen Asike Makhandia, William Ouko, Kathurima M'inoti

Judgement

JUDGMENT OF THE COURT

By an advertisement carried in the Daily Nation newspaper of 24th July, 2013, the respondent learnt that the County Government of Wajir intended to recruit competent and qualified persons to fill vacant positions of sub-county administrators and deputy sub-county administrators. The position of sub- county administrator for Wajir East caught her eye. Satisfied that she met the criterion, she applied for the position. On the 29th April, 2014, she was amongst the candidates shortlisted for the position and was invited for an interview. Following the interview, successful applicants were hired to fill the respective posts with the respondent being left out without any communication to her whatsoever. This did not sit well with the respondent, who felt that some of the individuals hired and in particular the person appointed to be the sub-county administrator for Wajir East, had lower qualifications to hers. In her view, the only discernible reason why the successful …

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