West Pokot Governor John Lonyangapuo has cautioned County officers against swindling public funds in their respective offices as he told them not to involve themselves with raw deals that might land them in jail.
Speaking during the swearing in ceremony for County chief officers who were vetted by the County assembly and qualified to take up their responsibilities, Lonyangapuo pointed out that County officers will be promoted after six months or two years depending on their performance.
He added that the lazy and corrupt officers will also be dismissed and his government will not accept officers who want to derail his agenda of improving the lives of the people of West Pokot County.
He said that he won’t be intimidated by his opponents who incite a section of County officers not to deliver citing that his efforts won’t be deterred by a few individuals who are after spreading falsehood and propaganda.
“People should stop lecturing me on how I should execute my mandate, my responsibility is to ensure I implement my manifesto,” he said.
He added that he will be strict with all the County officers and those who will not be able to adhere to the constitution to either shape up or chuck out.
He said the chief officers have been tasked to take charge of critical departments in the County and working with their respective County executive members they will efficiently deliver. “I will be monitoring you in your specific departments, whenever they will be public outcry concerning any officers I won’t spare you,” he said.
He reminded them that they are competing with other officers in the country and they should make sure the County is among the top most Counties in the country. During the swearing-in ceremony, 20 chief officers were sworn in in different departments.