There are allegations that the CEO of a parastatal under the Ministry of Interior is running the agency as if it is a family business.
Sources close to the matter have revealed that the CEO, whose term is set to come to an end this year, has been hiring his relatives and people from his community to fill key positions in the organization.
It is said that he has even hired two of his sisters-in-law, his brother-in-law, and his niece in the agency.
This has raised questions about the agency’s hiring practices and the potential for nepotism and favouritism.
The CEO, who is allegedly aware that his time is up, is reportedly trying to hire a new HR boss who will help protect his “people” after he leaves.
The fresh recruitment is being done without the approval of the Public Service Commission, which is a clear violation of hiring rules and procedures.
Furthermore, there are many qualified individuals within the agency who the CEO is allegedly overlooking in this appointment.
This is not the first time that the CEO has been accused of unethical behaviour. A few months ago, he caused an uproar by engineering a grading system that many employees felt was illegal.
The staff now want Interior PS Raymond Omollo to investigate the matter since the CEO campaigned against the new administration.
The allegations have raised concerns about the transparency and accountability of public institutions.
In a different incident, an opposition MP in a city-county has been accused of neglecting his constituents.
Reports indicate that the lawmaker has not been seen in the constituency since October last year, despite numerous resident complaints.
The residents, mostly from an informal settlement, have also raised concerns about the alleged skewed issuance of bursaries by the MP’s handlers.
Petitions and requests for intervention by the MP have gone unanswered, as his handlers reportedly continue to give out bursaries to their cronies and those who give them bribes.
The lawmaker’s neglect of his duties has raised questions about his leadership style and his commitment to serving the people who elected him.
It is not clear why the MP has been absent from his constituency for such a long time, but his absence has negatively impacted the lives of his constituents.
Meanwhile, security officers manning gates at the Parliament Buildings have expressed frustration with some MPs who mistreat their constituents.
According to the officers, some lawmakers, especially those from remote areas, have been inviting their constituents to visit them in Parliament.
However, when they arrive, the MPs become inaccessible on the phone, forcing them to wait for hours outside the gate.
Last week, a delegation from a constituency in Rift Valley reportedly waited for more than five hours to see their MP, who had invited them.
This kind of treatment is unacceptable and raises questions about the MPs’ commitment to serving their constituents.
Finally, it has been alleged that an MP from one of the cosmopolitan counties has turned to broker deals.
The legislator claims to be well-connected in government circles and has been telling contractors that he can influence the awarding of specific tenders.
However, it has been reported that the MP has been demanding kickbacks upfront and bribes before awarding National Government Constituency Development Fund tenders.
This behaviour is illegal and undermines the integrity of the procurement process.
The allegations raise questions about the ethics and values of some elected leaders and their commitment to serving the public interest.