Lee sends administrators on compulsory leave,warns Public Service Board

All sub county administrators, Deputy Sub county administrators and Ward administrators in Nakuru County have been sent on compulsory leave with immediate effect.
Addressing media today in his office, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said this was as a way of allowing for their evaluation in a process that will look into their skills suitability and possible re-engagement.
“All sub county administrators, Deputy Sub county administrators and Ward administrators in Nakuru County have been sent on compulsory leave with immediate effect to allow evaluation” read part of the statement.
At the same time Governor Kinyanjui put on notice the Nakuru County Public Service Management Board for what he termed is malpractices in recruitment.
He said his government will stop at nothing to initiate and facilitate any process that will ensure resumption of credibility in the institution.
While noting with concern the erratic hiring of staff as well as arbitrary promotions curiously carried out in the last four months, the County CEO said he will ensure restructuring and re-engineering of the purpose of hi s government to ensure service delivery.
On matters of Health sector, Governor Kinyanjui revealed that a task force had been set up to look into the state of affairs in the sector with the aim of coming up with a recovery strategy.
The task force shall be headed by Prof. James Tuitoek and shall be among others look into Human Resource issues, the management of Rift valley Provincial Hospital and procurement/supply chain issues.
“They are expected to table their report in 30 days for action” he said.
Meanwhile, all procurement functions in Nakuru County have been halted for a period of 30 days but very rare exceptions will be given for goods and services that are either of emergency or essential nature.
While noting the prevailing corruption in key departments relating to finance and procurement, Governor Kinyanjui was optimistic that the move will give an opportunity to clean up the sytem.
“This will give an opportunity to clean up the sytem that has been infested with cartels who have critically drained the county resources through payments for among others non-delivered goods, sub standard deliveries, overpriced tenders, incomplete projects, bribery etc” he said.
The governor regretted that the annual wage bill for Nakuru county stands at Kshs. 5.3 billion plus hence this was affecting development and improvement of livelihoods of the residents.
In order to address the above challenge, the county CEO there will be as from within the next one month biometric census and staff appraisal procedures to ascertain staff data in correspondence with the payroll.
“Ghost workers netted in the process must have a day with justice, so will be the case of those responsible for that plunder” he said.
In addition as a way of addressing the issues of financial revenue in Nakuru county which has decreased from Kshs. 1.9 billion in the last financial year, top officials have been sent on a compulsory one month leave among them county secretary Joseph Motari.
Former Changamwe DC Benjamin Njoroge will now serve as Nakuru county secretary but in acting position.
Others are Director of Finance Mr.Wilson Mungai,Director of Procurement Mr.Eliezar Ngarari,Head of Enforcement Mr.Joseph Kiara and his deputy Mr.Charles Nyanaro and head of Accounts Mr.Dan Odundo.
Governor Kinyanjui however assured Nakuru residents that his administration will ensure quality service delivery.
He also took the moment to warn those who have chosen mediocrity, unprofessional-ism, wastage, corruption, and all manner of vices as the signature of their presence at work must come to an end for a better Nakuru.

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