A total of one thousand County workers in Nandi County have been sent packing by the County leadership to pave way for the audit of the County’s work force. The order was communicated through a letter sent from the acting secretary Dr. Francis Sang to County officers in charge of various departments.
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang had vowed to work on the County reformation process to ensure the residents benefit from the fruits of devolution. He said that he has taken bold steps to streamline the County government, as his manifesto outlines the need for an effective and efficient public service which would put the interests of the people first.
According to the Nandi Governor, the County workers’ wage bill was huge for some time, with the majority of workers holding positions after unclear recruitment processes, and thus, saw the need to weed out the ghost workers.
The affected workers have demanded answers from the County chief, saying they have families to cater for and have urged him to reconsider his decision.