Bungoma Governor Kenneth Lusaka has cautioned civil servants against engaging in corruption warning of dire consequences.
Speaking during the swearing in of three officers that included a substantive County Secretary and Head of Public service, Lusaka called upon them to serve all people equally.
The County boss also warned the payroll department on engaging in dubious activities calling on proper cleaning of the same.
“We will not allow ghosts and the dead workers to continue gobbling millions of money from the County coffers, we need to have the correct people earn from the service they are offering,” said Lusaka.
“I have given you up to January 2024 to crack the whip on casualties involved in corruption, you were appointed to serve people and not seek huge sums of money from other people, shape up or ship out,” Lusaka warned.
He called on the newly employed civil servants to work closely with those who are in the system to understand the code, ethics and regulations.
“To our newly appointed County Secretary, your first work is to cleanse our payroll, have also invited seven people from Nairobi to help us in auditing the payroll so that we get rid of ghost workers,” added the County boss
Sworn in officers include; William Nasong’o, the County Secretary and Head of Public service, Wanyonyi Buteyo as the board member Kimilili Municipality and Kikete Mung’ahu as a member of the Bungoma County Public Service Board.
The trio are joining the County government of Bungoma in different capacities while Nasong’o will be serving as the third County Secretary since the inception of Bungoma County.
Nasong’o is taking over 11 months after the exit of the then County Secretary Joseph Wambati, after the exit of Wambati Agriculture CECM Monicah Fedha was picked as an acting County Secretary for the mentioned period.
Lusaka called on the sworn in officers to embrace others in the civil service and improve on the service delivery as they will receive all the support.
The Deputy Governor Janepher Mbatiany called on the sworn in officers to support the Governor through offering good services.
“Following your appointment, serve our people well, service delivery is your core mandate, avoid the infighting amongst yourselves.” She said
Present were the Bungoma County Assembly Speaker, MCAs and other senior County government officers.