Suba South Member of Parliament John Mbadi has revealed the amount of money that the appointed Chairperson of National Employment Authority(NEA) Mary Wambui will earn.
Speaking to KTN’s Big Story show on Tuesday, the MP claimed the amount of money paid to board members of parastatals is too little to warrant the criticism that EX-Othaya MP received.
“Board appointments are not employment so to speak. You will agree with me that board members just earn allowances and by the way, they meet not more than once a month.
And the allowances range from a low of Ksh5000 to an upward of Ksh40,000 before tax.
And it is always taxed to the highest so basically the highest they can earn is Ksh28, 000 per month and that is not something that we would wish to push our youths to,” claimed the MP.
Mbadi further added that the position was not suitable for youths saying the government should create a productive economy that the young generation will exploit while seeking to earn a living.
The ODM chairman, however, said that the former Othaya Mp was not suitable for the position according to his assessment.
Cabinet Secretary for Labour and Social Protection Ukur Yattani on Monday appointed Wambui as the chair of NEA for three years. The appointment took effect immediately.
Her appointment sparked uproar among a section of social media users who termed the move as a slap on the face of jobless graduates seeking jobs.
Jubilee Party Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga also mocked the appointment saying Wambui was not fit for the position.
However, according to Wambui, she is certain that she is up to the task.
When contacted by Nation over the criticism she had received the former legislator said: “I got the post because I am better than those complaining. I have the qualifications and experience to run the office.”