Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku is reportedly planning to fire at least 22 staff after they were adversely mentioned in corruption deals.
A source close to the Governor said those topping the list are two procurement and two finance officers.
The source who requested anonymity said a CEC member who was recently reshuffled but who is said to have absconded duty since the transfer; and two Chief Officers who hold critical departments will be relieved of their duties.
One officer is accused of “stalled projects” and another for sabotaging operations at County headquarters by denying staff their allowances for six months.
“To make it clear he is fed up by sabotage at the Finance and Procurement departments, notorious for frustrating operations including his office, the Governor stormed the Finance, Procurement and IFMIS departments and dressed down staff,” the source said.
The source said the governor also visited the local referral hospital where he inspected some projects unannounced.
Lenku bitterly complained at pending bills of many contractors and suppliers some dating back to 2016.
A senior procurement and a senior finance officer are set to be sacked for selectively paying contractors from the old administration while leaving those believed to be Lenku supporters.
One officer who was seconded from Treasury in 2012 and who refused to return to Nairobi after training IFMIS staff will be shown the door after suppliers overwhelmingly complained of his sabotage of debts owed to Lenku supporters.
A member of the Public Service Board is on notice and was summoned by the Governor for fraudulently issuing the rogue IFMIS officer with a County appointment letter after staff complained he was not a county staff.
It is reported that he was discriminatively paying cartels of the old regime.
Lenku has ordered revocation of the appointment letter with immediate effect.
On Thursday, he summoned all procurement officers and asked them, “Is it that there is a job in this department that can only be done by one person?” he said referring to the rogue National Treasury official.