Borabu Member of Parliament (MP) Ben Momanyi has termed the last week’s payroll cleansing ordered by Governor Amos Nyaribo as biased and vengeful.
Speaking in his Borabu Constituency yesterday while giving development funds to learning institutions, Momanyi said that the timing of the exercise was wrong and embarrassing to affected officers.
Momanyi termed the exercise as irregular, unnecessary and geared towards seeking ‘sympathy’ votes in the upcoming 2022 general elections.
“The governor was part of the mess when it happened since he was deputy governor by then and should therefore not pretend to be doing the right thing now. This exercise is biased and punitive with the intention to demote or intimidate those allied to some political side to create space for his cronies, relatives and close friends to benefit,” Momanyi said.
“I’m urging Governor Nyaribo to prepare handover notes early enough before he’s caught up with time to leaders who have the capacity to deliver and bring development to Nyamira County,” Momanyi added.
“The officers affected or aggrieved by this exercise are encouraged to appeal to the County Public Service Board and to address the matter professionally,” Momanyi further advised.
The payroll clean-up exercise has elicited mixed reactions with some quarters wondering how the officers were promoted without following due process and whether the money irregularly paid out to them will be recovered.
Over 1000 County workers will be affected in the exercise of demoting county officers promoted erroneously during the stern measures announced by Nyaribo last week.
Momanyi has shown interest in Nyamira County’s top seat in the 2022 general elections and says he is best suited to propel the County to the next level on matters development.