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Nyamira County suspends workers' salaries as payroll ‘clean-up’ starts.

Nyamira County governor H. E. Amos Kimwomi Nyaribo has clarified the matter of withholding salaries of about 400 Nyamira County government employees.

Addressing members of the media at the County boardroom, the governor said the move is set to allow thorough investigations on why the affected don't appear on department records but yet they receive their salaries.

"I haven't ejected anyone from office, however, those who are affected by the payroll audit exercise should appear before a committee and give a satisfactory explanation as to why they don't appear on departmental records and show prove on where they work,” said the Governor.

He added that the payroll audit is part of a drive to clean up government payroll and help in trimming the ballooning public wage bill.

"After the investigations, this exercise will entrench efficiency and effectiveness in public service and ensure all County government employees are accounted for,” reiterated the governor.

He urged all the County workers who were struck off the payroll to be calm as the committee investigates the matter deeply so that once they are done with the verifications they can work on the way forward so that everyone is comfortable.

Commenting on the stalemate at the assembly, the governor said he is ready to call a 'Kamkunji' with members of the County assembly on Friday so that they foster talks in order for peace to prevail. 

The governor was confident that soon they will reach a consensus and everything is going to run smoothly so that they don't hold the citizens hostage.