Toe the line or face sack, deputy governor Nyoro tells staff

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020 00:00 |
Kiambu governor James Nyoro addresses the press in Kiambu town. Photo/PD/FILE

Kiambu county officials allegedly sabotaging deputy governor James Nyoro’s administration risk being fired.

Nyoro, who has been running the county after Governor Ferdinand Waititu was barred from office by court, said  he would not entertain disloyal workers to frustrate his intention to improve service delivery.

“There are those deliberately breaking down garbage collection trucks so that the county becomes filthy so we can be seen as non-performers,” he said, adding:”

“They should know the management of this county changed five months ago and they have to toe the line.”

The visibly-angry governor told off  some medical officials opposed to their recent transfers and asked them not to politicise efforts to streamline the health sector in the county.

“The changes that have been put in place are neither structural nor departmental but changes are of moving individuals whom have been having issues relating to probable corruption.

They should not start saying they are being targeted because of their tribe”  said Nyoro, addressing journalists at county headquarters in Kiambu.

His remarks came after nurses in Kiambu threatened to go on strike in a week’s time over alleged harassment of their colleague by county health officials.

In a petition to the County Assembly, Kenya National Union of Nurses officials accused two top county officials of frustrating the Kiambu director for nursing services Betty Kasyoka and unprocedurally removing her from her office.

The union officials sought the intervention of Nyoro and County Secretary Martin Njogu, claiming that Kasyoka was being discriminated on ethnic grounds and not work ethic.

Union branch secretary John Njoroge gave the county government seven days to address the matter.

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