1,500 Mandera staff ‘don’t report to work’
Some 1,500 Mandera county workers have not reported for duty for three months yet they are still on the payroll, the EACC has said. Head of corporate communications Kairichi Marimba yesterday asked the county government to stop paying the workers. He spoke at the close of a two-day workshop in Mandera town for county executives and department directors organised by the EACC. Marimba asked the county to introduce a biometric system to curb absenteeism. He said if absenteeism continues unabated, it will derail Vision 2030 projects in the region and the country at large. In Garissa, Wajir and Mandera counties, some of the leading causes of corruption are clan politics, poor leadership, personal greed and nepotism, the EACC said. Corruption, nepotism and favouritism have been cited as some of the major challenges to devolution. Contracts are awarded based on clan affiliations, the commission said.