The Laikipia Women Representative, Catherine Waruguru has issued a notice to Nyandarua County Civil Servants to vacate Nyahururu town houses in favour of their Laikipia colleagues.
In what she termed as a final notice to the workers housed in Nyahururu, Waruguru said their “successful eviction to Nyandarua County” was long overdue and they ought to have left the houses too.
“It is a high time we consolidated all our properties back to Laikipia that is our only business. We cannot have our officers, the Sub County heads of departments, without houses here and yet officers serving in Nyandarua are comfortably housed here,” noted Waruguru.
The first time Women MP, who has been seen as a mouth piece for some senior administrators in Nyahururu Sub County to push their Nyandarua North counterparts out of the posh offices and houses, claimed that the Director for housing was engaging in insubordination by allowing the officers to continue staying in Nyahururu.
In what sounded like renewing fresh wars against the already troubled civil servants, Waruguru added “The old Nyahururu County Council houses are not adequate to accommodate the ballooning workforce in Nyahururu.”
The Nyandarua County Director for Housing, under the Ministry of Housing has been managing about 65 housing units in Nyahururu for civil servants with a majority being occupied by the Nyandarua County Heads of departments.
“The houses are managed by the ministry and we get a pay cut to cater for the house rent. We have not received any notice to vacate neither have we complained that we cannot manage to commute to our stations for work,” commented an officer who has now been moved to work from Ndaragwa Township, 33km away.
Officers serving Nyandarua North Sub County have been vacating the former Nyandarua County headquarters in Nyahururu town for Ndaragwa township, with the Critical Infrastructure Police Unit and The treasury being the only one lagging behind for lack of a strong room, safes and an armory at the new offices.
By Anne Sabuni