Former Othaya MP Mary Wambui has landed another government appointment after the previous one was quashed by the court.
Labor Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui has appointed Wambui as the chairperson of trustees of the Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund.
The fund is mandated with coordinating rehabilitation activities for street families and conducting public education on street families’ issues.
It is also tasked with mobilizing resources, fundraising, receiving donations as well as funding street families’ rehabilitation programs.
There was uproar in 2019 after Wambui was appointed the chairperson of the National Employment Authority (NEA).
Kenyans said she lacked the required academic qualifications to hold the position while others said she was too old to champion for the welfare of the youth.
The appointment was successfully challenged in court by the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association (KYPA).
In a ruling in January 2020, the Employment and Labor Relations Court Justice Onesmus Makau declared that Wambui’s appointment was irregular as she did not qualify for the job.
"Her appointment to the board does not meet the constitutional requirements; it is therefore null and void. The Gazette notice is quashed. It is unlawful. A permanent injunction is issued barring her from being appointed to the post," ruled the judge.