Employees of the National Industrial Training Authority (NITA) have written a letter to the Head of Public Service and Chief of Staff at State House, Mr Felix Kosgei, alleging state capture, abuse of office by the Director General and blatant theft of public resources at the institution.
In the letter, the employees accuse Director General Mr. Stephen Ogenga of corruption, conflict of interest, inefficiency, and involvement in the theft of public resources.
The employees also accuse Ogenga of insider trading with NITA, through fictitious companies owned by proxy employees and accredited trainers, and massive theft through creative accounting under an entity called Home Care Management.
The letter also raises concerns about persistent employee harassment, intimidation, and open discrimination, employee stagnation, and promotions lacking fair competition and merit.
The employees further allege that Ogenga operates with impunity, supported by the Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE) and Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) representatives at the NITA Board, who treat the Authority as a private members club.
The employees are calling for a detailed inquiry into the veracity and gravity of their claims against Ogenga and for his suspension to pave way for a serious investigation.
The employees say NITA is a captured state entity.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection has been accused of failing to remedy the situation, despite being presented with memoranda and petitions with first-hand primary information.