I will not sack Nyoro’s cabinet members – Wamatangi
Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi will not kick out county executive committee members who were working with his predecessor James Nyoro.
He also said he will retain other senior members of staff and ordinary workers inherited from the previous regime, contrary to the norm when incoming governors bring on board their own people, especially in key administrative areas.
However, the Governor said he has given the 10 CECs and chief officers a month to submit reports of their work plans after which they will be vetted.
"As you can see I have retained all the ministers in the previous administration even if people expected that I will come with a new team. I have no interest in firing people," Wamatangi said.
The county chief also sounded a stern warning to corrupt employees who have been siphoning out county revenue and referred specifically to stone mining quarries, markets, and bus parks.
"I will deal firmly with people whose main occupation is to loot public funds. If you are corrupt then you will not only lose your job but also find yourself behind bars," Wamatangi said.
At the same time, he ordered a head count of all county workers with a view to weed out any ghost employees.
He was addressing workers from six sub-counties on Sunday evening at the Thika governor's office to map the way forward in service delivery under his administration.
He promised to have consultative sessions with workers' representatives so as to come up with better terms of service including higher pay for all the employees.