If Sonko is not rapping he’s in Office making alot of calls and sipping whiskey in tea mugs while he records the calls.
The embattled Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko is once again on the spot over the frequent suspension and sacking of staff at the county government.
Mowlem MCA Benson Mwangi wants the Sonko to give details of the number of staff who have been demoted, suspended or sacked since Governor Sonko came into office in 2017.
“The last two years of operations within the county executive have been defined by instability characterised by constant reshuffles, suspensions sackings and constant falling-out. These demotions, suspensions and sackings are usually based on mere allegations without tangible (evidence), warnings or due disciplinary process,” said Mr Mwangi.
In September, the governor suspended Finance executive Charles Kerich and Health executive Mohamed Dagane over the Precious Talents School tragedy that left 8 pupils dead.
The two joined more than 10 other county staff at the Urban Planning department who were also suspended the same day.
According to records, Since August, 2017, Sonka has fired more than 300 county staffs and hundreds of others suspended over different reasons varying from corruption allegations, laxity at work, working with his enemies, and insubordination.
According to MCA Mwangi, numerous suspensions and demotions have resulted in near shut down of critical services. The MCA has called on the chairperson of the assembly’s sectoral committee on Labour and Social Welfare, pursuant to Standing Order 45 (2)(c) of the Nairobi County Assembly, to get a statement from the executive regarding the operations of affected county departments in the face of the rampant demotions, suspension and sackings.
The statement should include the number of staff that have been demoted, suspended or sacked since September 2017 in every department and outcome of investigations done and disciplinary actions taken against officers found culpable.