1,600 staff at City Hall sent on leave
Nairobi county head of Parking Tom Tinega is among 1,600 employees sent on compulsory leave by City Hall yesterday.
County secretary Robert Ayisi said in a statement the county executive had resolved that all employees who have leave in excess of 60 days take it.
“Nairobi county recognises the need for employees to rest from their duties,” Ayisi said.
A source at the county headquarters said some employees have never taken leave for more than five years, but always claim payment. The source said many officers at City Hall do not like taking leave.
Ayisi said the leave will rejuvenate the staff, give them time to attend to personal matters and promote their efficiency and dedication to work.
“Employees need to be away temporarily from their workstations to attend to other human needs,” he said.
In 2014, county secretary Lilian Ndegwa sent Ayisi, who was then health chief officer, and several other officers on two-week compulsory leave. At that time, Ayisi had 45 pending leave days.
Ayitsi’s 2014 leave sparked a war of words at City Hall between MCAs and Ndegwa. Ndegwa said Ayisi had 45 pending days and he had to take a rest of 15 days. Some MCAs said the timing was suspect.
City Hall as seen on August 15