The incoming Murang’a County Commissioner Fredrick Ndunga has challenged civil servants working in the county to serve local residents fairly.
Speaking during the handover ceremony, Ndunga observed that civil servants are employed using taxpayers’ money thus the need to serve each and every one fairly.
He called upon each and every government employee to perform his or her duties diligently condemning the habit of absenteeism at the workplace.
“We are all employed to serve Kenyans and we should take our work with seriousness and serve our people. No need for a resident to come to your office and eventually miss services he is seeking,” the commissioner told the heads of national government departments who met him at Murang’a Technology Primary school.
Ndunga is taking over from Mohammed Barre who was transferred to Siaya in the same capacity.
The outgoing commissioner who had served in Murang’a for about four years asked government officers to cooperate with the new commissioner in efforts of propagating government policies.
Barre praised Ndunga as a hardworking civil servant saying with support from other officers the county will progress well in service delivery.
Meanwhile, Ndunga advised the heads of departments to properly supervise and coordinate staff under them.
He observed that in some government offices there is lack of proper guidance and supervision of junior staff saying the trend may affect service delivery.
“The officers under you need proper guidance and supervision. A senior officer is expected to give feedback on how the officers under him or her are performing. “It’s unfortunate that you may visit some offices and find the officer in charge is not aware of the whereabouts of his juniors,” stated the administrator.
Ndunga’s transfer to Murang’a comes at a time when there is an increase of bhang abuse cases and unsolved brewing of illicit liquor along Chania Rivers which borders Murang’a and Kiambu counties.
By Bernard Munyao