Nyamira county’s top officials who never campaigned for the re-election of Governor John Nyagarama and his deputy Amos Nyaribo in the August 8th polls will be dropped from the government in a bid to streamline the government by ensuring sincere employees are get the opportunity to serve the people.
Speaking exclusively in his office, Amos Nyaribo said that it was automatic that any county employee who never stood with them in the concluded polls would be shown the door once the two principals settled. He noted that many of the county’s top officials jumped from their camp and opted to join and campaign for their rivals in the gubernatorial contest that attracted eight other contestants.
“We want to clean our house as soon as we settle; we cannot have the same officers who were fighting us in the hour of need, who decided to go to bed with our opponents and wished us bad that we be defeated. We will drop them and that’s why we have advertised for the top posts in our government and that’s where we will separate grains from chaff”, Nyaribo hinted.
Nyaribo however denied the plot was not meant to award their cronies and allies who campaigned and financed their campaigns in the run up to the August general elections. He said that only qualified and fit persons will be considered to ensure the best services are offered to the residents.
“Although I want to make it clear that it’s not automatic that once you were with us in the last campaigns gives you a direct opportunity of employment, we are not awarding any of our supporter .We want competent and qualified people to be given an opportunity to serve our people”, he conclude.
The county government, through the office of the governor declared vacant the posts of executive committee members, chief officers and that of the county secretary and urged legible citizens to fill the positions.
However, the ‘sacked’ officials have rushed to court to stop the recruitment of new officers claiming that their term of service is to end in 2019.
Nyagarama narrowly beat Jubilee’s Walter Nyambati after he garnered over 65,217 votes with Nyambati, A former Kitutu Masaba M.P getting 59, 893 and Mwancha Okioma coming distant third.