County launches head count to eliminate ghost workers

Kisii county government has launched staff head count exercise of its entire staff as part of efforts to eliminate ghost workers.
The exercise is a follow up on an audit report which unearthed a number of human resource issues, ghost workers in the payroll and those workers who earn excess or double salaries.
The employees were required to carry photocopies and originals of their national ID cards, academic and professional certificates, letters of first appointment, latest deployment, promotion and transfer as well as the latest payslip.
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Governor Ongwae survives petition, court slaps petitioner with Sh5million

  The high Court in Kisii has upheld the election of Kisii governor James Ongwae, and ordered the petitioner to pay Kshs 5m to the IEBC and 2nd respondent. While delivering the ruling Justice Hellen Omondi  said  that  Ongwae  was duly elected as a governor and the petitioner failed to prove his case to the court. “The petitioner  didn't  produce enough  evidence  to support  his allegations”, he said. On the  voters  register,  Ms  Omondi  stated  that … Read more

Diabetes Day 2017: Women are at a higher risk, but prevention is possible

  As we mark World Diabetes Day concerns have been raised for timely review on the fight against diabetes through partnership with other stakeholders to create awareness to the public. Kisii executive county Member of Health Sarah Omache has said that regular screening and campaigns will help and encourage reduction in earlier prevention of the disease.   Ms Omache was speaking at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital during the commemoration of world Diabetes day on Tuesday. She added that it’s important for people to be educated  through sensitization to enable them to have skills on how they can manage it to avoid associated complications. “As we commemorate world Diabetes Day, we should stress on the importance and urgent need to adapt health systems to address diabetes and other non communicable diseases.         “No citizen whether, rich or poor, is immune to the epidemic, let us join hand to protect the future generation by tackling this rising scourge” she said Every year, November 14 is… Read more