LABOUR CABINET SECRETARY ORDERED TO APPOINT AND GAZETTE COTU NOMINEE TO THE NSSF BOARD OF TRUSTEES

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Cabinet secretary lab our social security and service Kazungu Kambi

BY SAM ALFAN

 

The high court has ordered cabinet secretary ministry of labour social security and service to appoint Central organization of trade unions (COTU) nominee to the national social security board of trustees.
Justice George Odunga said that the Cabinet secretary Kazungu Kambi has to comply with the court order and forthwith appoint and gazette COTU’s nominee to the board.
The minister must comply with the provision of section 6 of the NSSF Act Cap258 of the constitution.
COTU through its lawyer Judith Guserwa moved to court seeking to compel the minister to appoint to its nominees as provided for under the NSSF Act, the worker’s union further sought an order prohibiting the minister and the NSSF from convening the board meeting without the representation of the union.
The application to the court which was supported by the sworn by the worker’s union secretary general Francis Atwoli stated that COTU is one of the three key social partners to the NSSF by virtue of which it has given statutory representation to the board of trustees as provided for under section 6 under which the board is established.
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