Nyamira County governor H.E Amos Nyaribo today took issue with his political nemesis head-on by telling them to stop pedaling falsehood about his government.
Without naming names, the governor said the politicians were spreading rumours that he had sacked civil servants who are not loyal to him and replaced them with his relatives.
Mr Nyaribo singled out one of the politicians who he said had allegedly mismanaged Constituency Development Fund, saying such a politician cannot be entrusted with leadership of the County.
“If you have eaten Government Constituency Development Fund and you are under investigations, how can you be entrusted with the County resources? He posed.
The Governor further castigated politicians who have developed a tendency of buying youths alcohol to heckle theirs political opponents in funerals.
“Let such politicians have manners. They can’t even respect bereaved families by causing chaos in burial ceremonies”, he said.
Mr Nyaribo was speaking at Nyamira Referral hospital where he launched medical equipment for area hospitals and the pathway re-carpeting at the Referral hospital.
He assured County workers who had stagnated in one job group for many years that they will be promoted.
“After completing payroll cleansing, we saved some money which we will use to promote workers who deserve job elevation,” he said.
He again asked County employees whose promotions were affected unfairly to forward their grievances to the County Public Service Board for reconsideration.
“The County Human Resource Advisory Committee (CHRAC) for promotion has already discussed 269 officers for promotion. The Department is also processing another 623 workers, who will all be promoted,” he said.
At the same time Mr Nyaribo said his government is committed to improve health service delivery to area residents.
“In order to improve the capacity of our Referral hospital capacity, we have partnered with the National Government to set up a satellite blood bank that will ensure we stem over reliance on the neighbouring Counties for safe blood for transfusion,” he said.
He disclosed that his government had doubled funds allocation for health services, a move that had seen availability of drugs and adequate facilities in area hospitals.
Further, he noted that two more specialist doctors were being sought from Cuba to make the Referral hospital more reliable.