100 employees in Kisii county government risk losing their jobs after they were found to have fake certificates of persons with disability in a move that will also see the county clean its workers register of 1314 ghost workers.
Speaking at Gusii stadium while receiving the audit report yesterday, County Governor Paul Simba Arati said legal action would be taken against those found culpable.
Arati noted that only 46 PWDs had the correct documents after the 3 months’ audit exercise which commenced in November last year.
Handing over the report during the event attended by area residents and members of the County Assembly among other county employees, Human Resource Management officer Quresha Ahmed accused the former regime of nepotism saying that 270 employees were blood relatives, a factor that hampered smooth service delivery.
Ahmed also noted that at least 45 employees who had retired were still in the payroll. She said that the most affected areas included Education, Agriculture and Culture ministries, and implored the Governor to take immediate action considering that many employees would leave the service in the near future through retirement.
According to Ahmed, verification report of certificates of in the County Assembly workers will be released in two weeks’ time for further action.
Also in attendance was Deputy Governor Dr. Robert Monda.
By Doris Sabera and Sharon Finidy