MP unamused as Governor sanitizes payroll

Borabu M.P Ben Momanyi (right) hands a Ksh.1M development cheque to Menyenya SDA High School Principal Mr.Charles Maangi (left) yesterday. PHOTO/Dan Nyamanga, The Scholar Media Africa.

Borabu Constituency Member of Parliament Ben Momanyi has said the recent Nyamira County government payroll cleansing by governor Amos Nyaribo was baised and revengeful. 

Speaking in his constituency yesterday when he gave out development funds to learning institutions, Momanyi said that the timing was wrong and embarrassing to the affected officers.

Over 1000 employees were affected in the exercise that was announced by Nyaribo last week.

Momanyi said that the exercise was irregular and unnecessary.

He said Nyaribo was seeking ‘sympathy’ votes in the upcoming 2022 general election. 

“The governor was part of the mess when it happened; there is no way he can pretend to be on the right path now yet he sat and watched things go wrong while serving as Deputy governor. He can not run away from the rot,” Momanyi said.

“The exercise was biased and revengeful to demote or intimidate those allied to some political side so as to create space for his cronies, relatives and close friends to benefit,” said Momanyi. 

Momanyi has shown interest in the county’s top seat in the forthcoming elections.

He says that he is best suited to propel the county to another level.

“I want to urge Nyaribo to prepare handover notes early enough before he’s caught up with time. I am best suited to lead the county after serving my people for two terms,” he added.

The payroll clean up exercise has elicited mixed reactions with some quarters wondering how the officers were promoted without following due processes and whether the money irregularly paid to them can be recovered. 

“The officers affected or aggrieved by this exercise are encouraged to appeal to the County Public Service Board for address as appropriate,” said Nyaribo in last week’s media address. 

Momanyi also condemned banditry attacks in Kisii Ndogo area of Laikipia County where over 150 households have been affected in inter-community attacks.

He said that some politicians were using the attacks to scare other communities to voting to some political lines.

He however exuded confidence that interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i will appropriately address the insecurity issue.

Yesterday, the government imposed a dusk to dawn curfew as the search for the attackers intensified. 

But the bandits struck today and torched a school.

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