In yet another purvey that corruption in Kenya is as cosmetic as a dressed mannequin, suspended Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) CEO Lily Koros has been hired as Administration Secretary at the Health ministry.
The docket’s Principal secretary Peter Tum confirmed her appointment and said she will work under him in the administrative wing.
The ministry is divided into two. The technical wing headed by the Director of Medical Services and administration section headed by the PS and who will now have Koros under him.
“She is in charge of administration and her job entails oversight of the general administration duties in the ministry, which include finance, accounts and other departments,” he said.
Koros was sent on a compulsory leave by Health Cabinet Secretary Sicily Kariuki in March this year after a series of agonizing incompetence at the biggest hospital in the Country. This included a neurosurgery mix-up that resulted in brain surgery being performed on the wrong patient.
Koros has served as a hospital administrator at a facility run by the Africa Inland Church (AIC) in Litein as well as Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital in Eldoret.
Thomas Mutie was appointed acting CEO at KNH after the suspension. Her new job means the Hospital can now go ahead and hire a substantive boss to shepherd its five-year plan.