Saturday, September 13, 2008
KDPM STATEMENT ON THE INTENDED REMOVAL OF THE DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF THE CBK
WHEREAS Mrs. Jacinta Mwatela has served diligently at CBK since 1977, rising to the position of Deputy Governor and,
WHEREAS Mrs. Jacinta Mwatela served faithfully and effectively in an acting capacity when former Governor Andrew Mullei was removed from the Governor’s office and,
WHEREAS Mrs. Jacinta Mwatela, an extraordinary banker and public servant has an exemplary record of service at the CBK showing a personal commitment and struggle to make the Bank a reputable and respectable institution in Africa and,
WHEREAS Mrs. Jacinta Mwatela’s "replacement and promotion" to the position of permanent secretary for the Ministry of Northern Kenya and Arid Lands was not inspired by a sense of gratitude for the 30 years of exemplary service she has given to the CBK and,
WHEREAS Mrs. Jacinta Mwatela should have been made Governor because she had the academic qualifications and work experience needed for that office and,
WHEREAS Mrs. Jacinta Mwatela has been outspoken and uncompromising on issues that have to do with procedure and accountability and,
WHEREAS Mrs. Jacinta Mwatela now finds herself fighting to keep her hard-earned position at the CBK
THE KENYAN DIASPORA PRO-DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT WISHES TO STATE AS FOLLOWS:
THAT Mrs. Jacinta Mwatela’s purported removal from the office of the Deputy Governor of the CBK is illegal.
THAT the Government of Kenya has a constitutional obligation to respect the principal of the Central Bank’s independence which it subscribes to.
THAT the Government of Kenya has a constitutional obligation to keep politics out of the running of the CBK.
THAT decisions affecting the running of the CBK should not and must not be influenced by political considerations of a few power-hungry politicians.