Sonko to Hire County Staff After 2-Year Delay

Nairobi County MCAs on Thursday, October 22 approved Governor Mike Sonko’s nominee to the county’s public service board.

This now offer relief to Governor Sonko’s administration as it will now be able to recruit county staff after close to two years of inactivity due to lack of a quorum in the board.

The County government has not been able to hire staff for more than a year due to lack of enough numbers in the board.

However, this come to an end yesterday after the assembly’s Labour and Social Welfare Committee vetted and approved Sonko’s nominee, Jack Owino as a new member of the board taking the required number board members to five.

The lack of quorum in the board has stalled Sonko’s plan recruitment of 800 new county constables, 498 early childhood development education teachers and 1,200 firefighters.

The county has also been able to hire more medical staff even after shortlisting of 1,159 candidates for interviews.

Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko inspecting county askaris parade. Photo/Courtesy

The board, which should have a total of seven members, has only been having four members, denying it the power to carry its mandate.

Minority Leader Michael Ogada said the attainment of a quorum in the board will cure delays in recruitment and promotions.

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