In an outrageous burst, a county has fired one of its top officials for disclosing what it terms as “confidential information.”
The county is said to have written a suspension letter to Philip Kimutai Biwott who is a Sub-County Administrator in Uasin Gishu county.
In the letter, the county officials quoted a Facebook post in which Mr Biwott is said to have exposed to the public some closely-guarded county secrets.
In the post, Mr Biwott revealed that Members of the County Assembly had travelled to Kisumu, and were receiving exorbitant allowances running to the tune of Sh14,250.
Biwott would later allude that the members of County Assembly had cunningly created the Kisumu seminar to get quick cash.
“Now MCAs from Uasin Gishu County are in Kisumu to represent their electorate. Allowances (in) Kisumu is Sh14,250 per day. In government when you are broke you create a workshop, training, seminar, interrelationships, etc. to cover up,” the Kapseret sub-county administrator stated in a post dated April 7, 2019.
The embattled county staffer had his posts attached to his dismissal letter.
“This is tantamount to disclosing government information, from a senior officer, that would have otherwise not been disclosed to the public. This amounts to gross misconduct as per Public Service Commission discipline manual for Public Service (2016),” part of the letter read.
“It has been reported to this office that between April 4 and 5, in your Facebook page, you posted comments which were deemed to bring some bad light to Uasin Gishu County officers who were on official duty in Kisumu,” the suspension letter read.