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the Kericho county government advertise the positions of County Executive Officers and those of Chief Officers and left out that of the County Secretary? Concerned residents in the county now want Governor Paul Chepkwony (pictured) to order the advertisement of the position, saying the office in the last government did not perform to their expectations and therefore fresh blood should be hired.
how much in allowances do parking attendants at City Hall get? After the recent arraignment in court of several officers from the Finance sector at City Hall over misappropriation of funds, Governor Mike Sonko is being asked to crackdown on a cartel in the department which has been falsifying parking allowances and doubling them. Those in the know say that between the months of February and May, three senior officers in the parking department were able to falsify the allowances and withdrew Sh53.5 million from a commercial bank near City Hall.
could have been disturbing Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi last week on Thursday during swearing-in in the Senate Chamber? Wamatangi, who is known for his jolly and warm presence, was uncharacteristically very quiet. The second term Senator, who has declared he will run for Senate Deputy Speaker, though he has been told to withdraw his candidature in favour of Tharaka Nithi Senator Kindiki Kithure, hardy made any movement within the House other than when he was being sworn in and during the voting for the Speaker.
why can’t Nairobi county police boss
Japheth Koome display some emotional intelligence and humanity just to understand the pain of grieving families? The controversial county commander on Saturday deliberately blocked anguished parents from getting access to a Moi Girls’ School dormitory where some of their daughters had been burnt. Efforts by the parents, some uncontrollably inconsolable, fell on deaf years as police cordoned off the dormitory at Koome’s order and kept parents, relatives and media at bay. Isn’t this being overtly inhuman to people who have lost relatives, more so young children who bore a promising future? Well, many Kenyans are wondering why Koome allowed political figures into the room but shoved off parents who wanted to view the remains of their children.
Education CS Fred Matiang’i needs a clear picture of the injustice being meted out on learners in schools across the country. Some managers have ignored stringent policies regarding the management of schools and have turned schools virtually uninhabitable. Clear-cut regulations on the establishment of boarding schools are not being followed – and Kisii county is the worst-hit.