Uasin Gishu Governor Jonathan Bii Chelilim has ordered a head count of all county workers in a bid to root out any ghost employees that might be on the county government’s payroll.
The exercise will take place on Monday according to Bii, popularly known as ‘Koti Moja, who said any employee found absent from their work station then will be considered as non-existent.
Bii likewise rubbished reports that he is allegedly using his position to irregularly offer county jobs to some of his acquaintances, noting that only his deputy and chief of staff have secured jobs in his government.
Other available positions, he said, will be filled once a vigorous recruitment exercise is conducted by Uasin Gishu County to identify qualified personnel.
Koti Moja correspondingly urged individuals who have been camping outside his office in search of employment to wait for the official process to commence as his government begins to gradually address some of the challenges facing area residents.
The newly-elected Governor also raised alarm that he had yet to see county government tractors ordered to repair dilapidated roads in the region since he assumed office, noting that he will personally follow up on the matter.
He also warned county askaris against harassing residents while performing their duties noting that they will face legal action if found guilty of such allegations.