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It's time deliver services, county staff tell executive

They also hope political interference will be managed for smooth operations

In Summary
  • They hope there will be reduced work interference, which will bring in financial discipline in accordance with the revised PFM Act of 2012.
  • The union also challenged the county to confirm all those in acting positions to get rid of stagnation.
Nairobi County Governor Ann Kananu takes oath of office at KICC on November 16, 2021.
Nairobi County Governor Ann Kananu takes oath of office at KICC on November 16, 2021.
Image: EZEKIEL AMING'A

The Nairobi county executive has been asked to fully execute its constitutional mandate once it has a full cabinet in place.

The Kenya County Government Workers Union (Nairobi branch) said with the swearing in of Governor Ann Kananu, City Hall has no more excuses of not offering efficient services to residents.

“We regret the wasted time and opportunities lost in the last several years like the endless and unnecessary court battles that left Nairobi residents and taxpayers yearning for basic necessary services," the union said. 

With the swearing-in of Kananu last week, the workers are optimistic that political interference will be managed to optimal level for smooth service delivery.

They also hope there will be reduced work interference, which will bring in financial discipline in accordance with the revised PFM Act of 2012.

Last Wednesday, Governor Kananu nominated  former Mbotela councillor and current chief of staff Paul Mutunga Mutungi as her deputy.

In a letter, the governor informed county assembly speaker Benson Mutura on the nomination, saying that there is a vacancy in the office of the Deputy Governor.

The name is however yet to be tabled before the house.

The union also challenged the county to confirm all those in acting positions to get rid of stagnation.

“The county has enough budget to confirm acting chief officers, directors and middle level managers and line workers who have stagnated in the past for lack of executive direction,” reads the statement in part.

The union also singled out occupational accidents and loss of revenue directly attributed to lack of meritocracy in appointment of staff by giving the right jobs to the wrong people.

“The risks range from career progression to lack of policy and acceptable schemes of services,” Ngari said.

(edited by Amol Awuor)