Labour Cabinet Secretary Simon Chelugui has appointed ex-Othaya MP Mary Wambui as chairperson of trustees of the Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund.

The Street Families Rehabilitation Trust Fund is mandated with coordinating rehabilitation activities for street families and conducting public education on street families issues.

The fund also mobilises resources and fundraising as well as receiving donations and funding street families rehabilitation programmes.

In 2020 there was an uproar after Wambui was appointed to chair the National Employment Authority board.

The Labour Court on January 17 declared the former legislator unqualified to chair the NEA board on account that her appointment failed to meet the requirements of the law.

"Her appointment to the board does not meet the constitutional requirements; it is therefore null and void. The Gazette notice is quashed. It is unlawful. A permanent injunction is issued barring her from being appointed to the post," ruled the judge.