Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has sent on compulsory leave more than 150 officers who were allegedly irregularly recruited by his predecessor in the biggest purge since he was sworn in last week.
Governor Kinyanjui ordered all Ward Administrators, Sub-County Administrators and deputy sub-county administrators to hand over and proceed on leave immediately.
Other senior officers sent home include County Secretary Joseph Motari, Director Finance Wilson Mungai, Director of Procurement Eliezar Ngarari, Head of Enforcement Joseph Kiara and his deputy Charles Nyanaro and Head of Accounts Dan Odundo.
He said action was taken in a bid to tame corruption noting that county revenue had dropped by about Sh2 billion in the last financial year.
He said that this will allow for evaluation process to check their suitability to be carried out and “possible re-engagement” showing that, if found unfit, some might lose their jobs.
“I’m conscious that in the resounding victory that the voters accorded me lies great expectation and hope in my government; they see a new opportunity to positively change