MPs condemn Nyaribo’s actions

Borabu MP Ben Momanyi addressing mourners at Ogango village, West Mugirango on Friday. PHOTO/Dan Nyamanga, The Scholar Media Africa.

Some Members of Parliament (MPs) drawn from Nyamira County have blasted governor Amos Nyaribo for sacking county employees.

They claimed that the governor is doing this while employing his close relatives and cronies.

The leaders said it was high time the governor got the people he sacked back to complete their five-year contracts.

They were speaking at Ogango Village in West Mugirango constituency on Friday during the burial of Mama Rael Omanwa, mother of former Roads Transport and Public Works County Executive Committee Member (CECM) John Omanwa.

Former Kitutu Masaba MP Walter Nyambati asked the governor to focus his energies on working and developing the county instead of concentrating on sacking employees who were given jobs by his predecessor, the late John Nyagarama. 

“The county government under the leadership of governor Nyaribo has not convinced residents of Nyamira county that it can deliver services to them.

It is sacking workers who were employed long time ago which is not right,” Nyambati said.

Borabu MP Ben Momanyi said it was shameful for Nyaribo to sack people who were legally employed by the former governor only to bring on board his allies and relatives.

“We cannot have a situation where a governor who should run a county with wisdom goes on sacking people anyhow and bringing his relatives, family members and friends into office. 

This is absolutely wrong. That is why his position needs to be taken by another person come 2022 elections,” Momanyi said.

Lawyer Stephen Mogaka who is eyeing the West Mugirango parliamentary seat said Nyaribo should not just sack people, but instead he should follow the right procedure of dismissing workers.

“I do not understand why county employees whose contracts expire after five years should be sent away. 

Even when you send a househelp away, the law requires that you pay her the money you owe her.

You should also give her enough transport to help her reach her destination. You don’t ot just wake up and tell her to leave your house,” Mogaka said. 

“I’m ashamed with how governor Nyaribo is running the affairs of our county; this clearly shows  how laws have been breached with uttermost impunity,” Mogaka said.

The leaders were referring to the recent dismissal of employees referred to as ghost workers by Nyaribo.

The govern argues that he is determined to reduce the county’s wage bill which is currently at 53 percent instead of 35 percent.

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