Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika has offloaded 70 of the county’s employees as the new administration takes charge.
A source privy to the matter told the media on Thursday, October 13, that the mass firings was a political move by the new regime.
The source explained that a majority of those shown the door were drawn from the county’s political office as well as other divisions including drivers, protocol departments and personal assistants from former Governor Lee Kinyanjui’s office.
“Those affected are from the political office, drivers, protocol departments and the PAs to Governor Lee.
They were all political appointees. That’s to say, it’s the Governor who picked them and they didn’t undergo competitive recruitment,” the source revealed.
The employees, who contracts were set to end in December 2022, received their termination letters beginning September.
Most of the employee’s one month’s notice ended on Tuesday, October 11.
Reports indicate that the firing was politically motivated by the exchange of the regimes to create space for new political appointees