Kenya Civil Servants Union holds the long-delayed elections

Mr Tom Odege

Mr Odege immediately called on the union leaders to stop “endless squabbles” saying the focus should be directed at improving the welfare of the 270,000 members in the public sector

By The Weekly Vision Online

The Union of Kenya Civil Servants finally held its long-delayed national elections after the industrial court gave the green light last week. Incumbent secretary general Tom Mboya Odege was elected unopposed after his two main challengers Justus Mugo and John ole Kina were disqualified by the same court.

Mr Odege immediately called on the union leaders to stop “endless squabbles” saying the focus should be directed at improving the welfare of the 270,000 members in the public sector.

Mr Odege lamented that some of the “gallant fighters” had succumbed to the virus as they battled to save patients infected by the disease. Mr Odege advised civil servants to go for vaccination as it is the only tool available in the fight against Covid 19

Addressing the press after the election, Odege said civil servants were “front-line warriors” in the fight against the deadly Covid 19 virus that still has no cure. He lamented that some of the “gallant fighters” had succumbed to the virus as they battled to save patients infected by the disease. Mr Odege advised civil servants to go for vaccination as it is the only tool available in the fight against Covid 19.

NGO Council of Kenya chairman Stephen Cheboi congratulated Odege upon his re-election saying civil servants should now unite to serve the country with “dedication and diligence”. Mr Cheboi said civil servants played an important role in the country especially in next year’s 2022 transition elections for Kenya’s 5th president.

He praised medics who are members of the union for their “exemplary selfless fight” against the Covid 19 global pandemic that has killed millions around the world.

Others elected in the elections included Chairman Alishok M Ishak, Ist vice-chairman Mohamed Titi Mbwana, 2nd vice-chairman Matuku Kitheka Benedict, Deputy SG Lamek Abraham, 2nd SG Confert Ademba and 1st Asst SG Kibet Metro and Organising secretary Paul Ndungu.

Members also elected 16 regional representatives, trustees and governors in the poll supervised by the Ministry of Labour.

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