By JUMA KWAYERA
Nairobi, Kenya: Kenyatta National Hospital has a new chief executive, Lily Chepkorir Koros.
The appointment is contained in the latest Kenya Gazette, published yesterday.
Health Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said the appointment, which terminated Dr Robert Monda’s contract midstream, was made following consultations with the KNH Board.
KNH is the latest parastatal to have a new chief executive. Ms Koros’ appointment is expected to generate more furore as President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William come under pressure to ensure equity in regional representation in public appointments.
So far the President and deputy President’s communities have been major beneficiaries of lucrative public appointments. Ms Koros hails from Ruto’s Rift Valley region that is predominantly Kalenjin.
The development will come as a disappointment for leaders from greater Kisii counties who met the President last week at State House and pleaded for government jobs.
The leaders pleaded for Dr Monda to be appointed as the hospital’s boss.
Like communities in Western and Coast regions, Kisiis have been complaining about being sidelined by the Jubilee government, hence the State House visit by the Kisii leaders.
Led by Senator Chris Obure, the Kisii leaders, among other things, wanted Dr Monda confirmed as chief executive of the premier referral hospital in East and Central Africa.
Ms Koros’ three-year tenure will run from February 17 to February 17, 2017.