Kenya’s Linet Chepkorir, who last year became the youngest woman county MP in the country to be elected at 24 years, is in court on allegations of hiring six members of her family, local media report.
She is being accused of nepotism by allegedly hiring her six relatives as support staff in her office Bomet County, which she represents.
Her accusers Collins Barno and Stanley Kiprotich Bii, who are residents of the county, say the recruitment process lacked transparency, fair competition, merit and integrity.
They say the alleged relatives are paid 75% of the total salaries allocated to the 15 staff members of the office.
The petitioners want the court to quash the appointments saying they set a bad precedent for a public institution as they are unlawful, irregular and made on the basis of a partisan consideration.The MP is yet to respond to the accusations.