County promotes 700 health workers
Healthcare workers in Kiambu county who have for years yearned for promotion now have a reason to smile after the county administration finally promoted 700 of them.
Kiambu Governor Kimani Wamatangi and his deputy Rosemary Kirika presided over the exercise yesterday.
The elated healthcare workers committed to deliver the much- needed services to patients in their respective work stations.
The promotions are aimed at boosting the morale of the healthcare workers, who have been in the frontline in providing the much needed services.
The governor assured the workers of his commitment towards improving healthcare services across the county.
The governor through his administration is constructing 11 new healthcare facilities and renovating13 others including level three and level four hospitals.
Wamatangi yesterday revealed that his predecessors deliberately derailed general development in the county through misuse of public finance.
He singled out the health care department where he claimed millions of shillings earmarked for purchase of drugs and payment of personnel was used to employ bloggers.
“When I assumed office, I was astonished after coming across not less than 50 individuals who were earning monthly salaries meant for healthcare workers,” he said.
The governor said that he found empty coffers when he assumed office noting that a high wage bill and recurrent expenditure was consuming all county funds.
He, however, said that he has since streamlined the same adding that the devolved unit is on it’s path to economic