Speaker rules on the ‘controversial letter’ on late Karanja Mburu’s staff

Nakuru County assembly speaker Joel Maina Kairu.

Nakuru County assembly speaker Joel Maina Kairu has finally spoken about the letter that went viral on social media indicating the termination of contract for 3 staff members of the late Lakeview ward MCA Peter Karanja Mburu.

The letter dated April 3, 2020 had elicited mixed reactions on social media among Nakuru residents with some wondering whethter there was no security for those working in the offices of the MCAs.

“Following the demise of Hon.Peter Karanja Mburu, you are hereby notified that your services are no longer required” read part of the letter.

The three whom the letter was affecting are driver, Personal assistant and a secretary to the late Lakeview ward MCA.

Nakuru residents were shocked with the decision with questions on where the salaries, allowances, petrol and other monies set aside for the office servants of the deceased MCA would be going.

The letter also drew the attention of the Nakuru MCAs who called on the County assembly of Nakuru to withdraw the decision.

Led by majority leader who is also MCA for Elementaita ward Moses Ndung’u, then MCAs called on the Speaker to intervene in the issue adding that it was not in order to take such an action without even a notice.

“We are calling for the withdrawal of the decision for it was wrong” said the majority.

The letter was signed by clerk to the Nakuru County Assembly Jane Karanja.

However, in a twist of events Nakuru County assembly speaker Joel Maina Kairu on Wednesday after listening to the concerns of the MCAs ruled that the letter going around was misleading.

He directed that a board meeting shall be held to address concerns raised by members.

“The letter was misleading and a board meeting shall be held on the same. We shall do what is necessary in addressing the concerns raised” said Speaker.

He called on the COVID-19 ad-hoc committee to play their part in ensuring that what the late Karanja Mburu was advocating for is achieved.


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