HEADS TOGETHER: Immediate former ICT Authority Chairman Mr Edwin Yinda and Education CS Mr Fred Matiang'i at a past event

Intrigues at the Ministry of ICT saw the Cabinet Secretary Mr Joe Mucheru literally stop one Mr Omondi Orondo as the successful candidate to become CEO of the ICT authority. 

Even after receiving names shortlisted by the board on October 18, 2016 Mr Mucheru wrote to ICT Authority board Chairman Mr Edwin Yinda 4 months later on February 9, 2017 raising a curious and potentially an unnecessary inquiry.

Under Ref: MICT /CONF/18/17, Mr Mucheru noted "The Ministry has perused the CV of Mr Omondi Orondo, one of the most suitable candidate submitted for appointment to the post which was forwarded to us on or about the 18th October 2016. We are concerned that in the CV above-mentioned, Mr Orondo, has described himself as as the best overall candidate for the position from interviews which raises the question as to how he obtained information on the same"

Mr Mucheru then adds "The Ministry is apprehensive that this may be an indication of canvassing having occurred during the recruitment which would bring the integrity of the process into question. I am therefore requesting your kind offices to look into this concern and give us your response to enable us deal with this matter as appropriate"

Mr Yinda then responded to Mr Mucheru two weeks later on February 23, 2017 saying "Kindly note that the entire interview process was carried out without any sign of favour to any one candidate and at the full satisfaction of the entire board of ICTA. As to the CV of Mr Orondo, I cannot comment on what he wrote down as as it does not make sense and have totally no bearing on the interview in question.

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