Individuals who have been illegally reaping from the Nyandarua County payroll have their days numbered, following a crackdown ordered by Governor Francis Kimemia.
Speaking to the newly sworn-in members of the County Public Service Board (CPSB), Kimemia called for a headcount to ensure that non-existent workers are weeded out from the county’s payroll.
The new board comprises William Gatehi as the chair, Dr James Ndirangu as the secretary, and, John Maina Mwangi, Gabriel Githinji, Samwel Gatehi, and Anne Wangechi as members.
The governor further called for unity and integrity, noting that the former CPSB performance had been derailed by frequent wrangles and feuds.
“It is so unfortunate that the wrangles in the former County Public Service Board led to poor service delivery, we are experiencing a shortage of agricultural officers, health officers which the board was entitled to address, I urge you to ensure that all these weaknesses are addressed,” Kimemia told the new board.
Reiterating Kimemia’s call for unity, Milangine Deputy County Commissioner Omari Hassan advised the board to approach internal disputes in a consultative manner, involving both the governor and County Attorney.
Affirming the viability of the new board, Leader of Majority in the County, Ednard Kingori, noted that all the Board members had undergone thorough vetting by the County Assembly.
“I assure you that all the 39 members in the County assembly unanimously approved the board members and they are now expected to give the board a new face. The former board had been affected by favouritism in the employment of county workers,” he noted.
Responding to concerns raised by Nyandarua County Workers Union Chair Earnest Macharia, Kimemia directed the new board to implement pending promotions and confirm staff to positions which they have been serving in acting capacities.
In an order set to benefit jobless youth, Kimemia also directed the board to advertise internship opportunities, as well as the positions of Chief Officers.