In Summary
  • .This follows rising concerns about the number of imposters masquerading as bona fide county workers.
  • Morintat said the county has been losing revenue to imposters who print fake receipts, which they use to terrorise traders, posing as county revenue officers.
  • Many people, including former county employees, have been arrested for impersonating workers, using fake documents and defrauding the county of millions of shillings.

City Hall is set to issue its workers with biometric staff identification cards to weed out imposters.

Deputy County Secretary and Chief Officer in charge of Public Service Management Leboo Morintat said all the 15,000 county staff will be get the identity cards before the end of the year, following rising concerns about the number of imposters masquerading as bona fide county workers.

DAYS NUMBERED

“We are going to issue biometric cards to identify the imposters. We are ready and will start immediately because the cards are available. … they should know that their days are numbered,” said Mr Morintat.

The card will give you all the information about the holder,” he said.

He spoke during a meeting with all revenue collecting employees yesterday at City Hall, during which he stood in for Governor Mike Sonko.

Mr Morintat said the county has been losing revenue to imposters who print fake receipts, which they use to terrorise traders, posing as county revenue officers.

Cases of Nairobi residents being duped by imposters since there is no way of identifying genuine employees is a long-standing problem.

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