Turkana Civil Servants Put on Notice

Civil servants in Turkana County who fail to deliver have been warned that they risk being fired.

County secretary Peter Eripete hinted that governor Josephat Nanok was keen to cement his legacy as a performer and warned lazy officers that their days were numbered.

Governor Nanok went to the people seeking votes on the promise that he would improve their lives, any civil servant who will not be working towards that goal will be ejected, said Eripete during the launch of a borehole in Lodwar.

He said the governor was committed to fulfil his pledges and urged civil servants to work hard to ensure that the county’s development projections were realized.

During his campaigns, Nanok had pledged to ensure that water shortages in the county were addressed during his second term.

Nanok was declared winner by IEBC in the august 8 general election but former Turkana senator John Munyes moved to court to challenge his reelection on the grounds that the election was not conducted in a free, fair and credible manner.

Lodwar water and sanitation company was put on the spot for failing to supply water to the town residents on a regular basis.

The ministry of water has drafted a bill that also seeks to reform the water company.

We are going to make changes on how Lowasco operates to ensure we satisfy our clients, said Eripete.

Speaking at the same event, Lodwar township MCA Robert Lowoko called for prosecution of contractors who had failed to deliver their projects in time even after being paid by the county government.

We want all those contractors who misappropriated funds for piping to be arrested and arraigned in court, said Lowoko.

On his part water county executive committee member Chris Aletia appealed to MCA’s to pass the ministry budget when it is tabled before the assembly because water challenge is a major problem to county residents.

Source: Kenya News Agency