Nandi Governor Sang releases summary of County Human Resource audit findings

Nandi Governor Stephen Sang addressing the press. FILE PHOTO
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang addressing the press. FILE PHOTO

The Human Resource Audit committee task force that was constituted by Nandi Governor Stephen Sang to audit the County casuals established that there are 1090 casuals deployed in various County departments across the six Sub Counties.

In a press statement issued on Tuesday, Governor Sang said the committee noted that the monthly wage bill of these casual workers is Kshs 9,447,261.42 and the task force made several findings which include the fact that the entire engagement of casual workers flouted the laid down procedures of engaging casuals. There was arbitrary employment by offices and individuals who have no appointing authority.

The working term period of casual workers was not observed as per the labour laws i.e it is unacceptable to have a person work as a casual labourer for over ten years.

That due to the above reason, 373 casual workers were working without any form of engagement documents and that the County has been spending in excess of Kshs. 3 million per month for over 200 casual workers who never turned up for the verification process. Their names appear in various casuals payment registers but they don’t appear in any of the workstations, and thus pose as ghost workers.

The report found out that most casual workers didn’t have basic skills required for the jobs they were engaged to perform especially in revenue, procurement, and health departments.

Salaries indicated in the payroll varied from the actual salary paid to the casual workers and that there are casual workers who’ve been working without pay for the last one year.

That there were double payments for the same services as casuals were recruited to perform services outsourced to the County, for example in cleaning and security services.

From the foregoing findings of the audit report, the following actions have been and will be undertaken by the Nandi County government;

The reconstitution of the County human resource advisory committee, working with the County public service board to scrutinize the casuals’ qualifications and to undertake a proper placement of the workers.

The officers whose offices were responsible for these irregularities and illegalities stand interdicted and will face disciplinary action. These officers are Mr. Peter Mokoro, the Human Resource Officer, Ms. Susan Kogo, the Administrator and Mr. Daniel Ruto, the Sub County Administrator.