In Summary

  • The House allocated Sh17.2 million for the recruitment of 100 enforcement officers to enhance revenue collection.
  • But the county government has issued appointment letters to 130 enforcement officers without following the laid-down regulations.
  • Mariashoni MCAs Agnes Jerotich Salimu called for the disbandment of the board.
  • Speaker Susan Kihika directed the Labour Committee to investigate the matter.

Nakuru Governor Kinuthia Mbugua’s administration Wednesday came under fire from the county assembly for illegally hiring 30 more enforcement officers than what was budgeted for.

Elburgon MCA Florence Wambui Njoroge, who kicked off the attack, said that in the 2016/2017 financial year, the House allocated Sh17.2 million for the recruitment of 100 enforcement officers to enhance revenue collection.

But the county government has issued appointment letters to 130 officers without following the laid-down regulations.

In a hot debate that lasted more than one hour, the angry MCAs criticised Governor Mbugua and the county public service board for undermining the powers of the assembly.

“The recruitment was done at a time when this House was on a two-month recess and it was marred with a lot of tribalism and there was no equitable distribution to all the 42 communities in the county,” said Ms Njoroge.

“The county public service board has developed a thick skin to pertinent issues affecting the House and we need to stamp our foot down and take action against the executive and the public service board,” said added.

DISBAND SERVICE BOARD

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