Friday, December 24, 2004
Life at the top is a luxurious affair, which is why when you are let go, you have to be dragged away screaming. Prof Mwangi Kimenyi, the former Kenya Institute of Public Policy, Research and Analysis (Kippra) executive director and Dr Shem Ochuodho, former Kenya Pipeline MD, are both suing the Government for wrongful dismissal. Parastatal reform must start at the top, and Kenya needs to have clear guidelines as to what a CEO is entitled to as Amb. Mutahura spelt out this week. Whether you hire someone from the golf course, a multi-national, the UN, or the US, there must be clear terms and conditions, otherwise people will pull a Gachara and dictate their salaries. The Government can expect a third suit from Dr Evans Mukolwe, who was just replaced at the KWS.