The Employment and Labour Relations court dismissed last year’s appointment of 3 Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) board members by the Health CS Mutahi Kagwi.

The court said the appointment of Terry Kiunge Ramadhani, Linton Nyaga Kinyua and Lawrence Wahome, as members of the KEMSA Board of Directors, was not constitutional.

The Court also dismissed the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists and Dentists Union (KMPDU) petition of a supposed imminent mass sacking.

KMPDU said KEMSA threatened to dismiss over 900 members of its staff before enlisting new staff from the Kenya Defence Force (KDF) and the National Youth Service (NYS).

The union further argued the move was contrary to the Kenyan Constitution.

According to Justice Maureen Onyango, the petitioners did not present before the court to show that indeed there was a presence of KDF or NYS officers working within the KEMSA premises.

Onyango ruled KMPDU’s application was both speculative and preemptive and stated then no KPMDU staff would be fired.