Last month, Cnyakundi.com received information about the slave-like conditions at East Africa Spectre.
Turns out the issue goes deeper, the whole management is rotten and one Yvonne Wambui, the HR manager is a quack according to a source who was close to the top.
“You now already know her name as Mrs. Yvonne Wambui Odinga but will first alert you that she does not qualify to serve as a Human resources manager by virtue of her being an associate member of the Institute of Human resources management,” the source wrote.
The source added, “She doesn’t have a practice license and the already fully grown legal liability the company has in the industrial Court”.
Why is the Institute of Human Resource Management (IHRM) not properly regulating this industry? There are many like her in this field.
Many staff at the firm lose their jobs over trumped-up accusations that don’t fit and having a HR manager that isn’t regulated makes the impunity strong.
“The populist people centered politics seems to have lost meaning to Honorable Raila Odinga and yes it is Raila because of the below:
- He left a heavy engineering industries in the hands of the likes of a geography teacher like Madam Ida to direct and no one can now blame her geomorphology on engineering.
- He is breeding unfairness, discriminatory treatment, lack of respect to the employment act and nepotism in letting his daughter in-law become the Human Resources Manager without requisite practice license.
- His closeness to the presidency is the impunity edge that members of his family are expressing to innocent employees with the strength of their ability to afford any damage reparation”, the source notes
In2016, the IHRM warned Kenyans against engaging the services of rogue and unregistered HR managers.
The chairperson then, a Mr Elijah Sitimah, warned that out of the possible 25,000 human resources professionals, only 5000 had registered. He further stated that those engaging the services of unregistered HR professionals would be prosecuted.
“This is a sorry state given that there are about 25,000 human resources professionals practicing in Kenya,” he said. “I see a lot of HR managers falling off their employment,” he stated.
“We advise Kenyans to only engage the services of the slightly over 5,000 professionals listed in the Institute’s website and whoever his/her name does not appear in the website and yet purports to be offering HR services should be reported to the Institute for action,” Sitimah said.
He wonders, “The youth are losing jobs out this and many families are equally aggrieved. If this is what they are doing now simply because of presidential handshake, then how worse off will they be while occupying state house.”
“Let it be known to all soft and print media dealers. Let’s spark a national conversation on bad employment pratices,” the source concluded.
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