Kiambu Governor fires 48 municipal board members for being illiterate

Governor James Nyoro
Kiambu Governor James Nyoro. FILE

 

Kiambu Governor James Nyoro fires 48 municipal board members for being illiterate. The Board members sit in committees of projects funded by the World Bank.

The board members were appointed by former Governor Ferdinand Waititu.


Governor Nyoro said their appointments were made in total disregard of the law.

“Most of them had not met the set qualifications,” Mr Nyoro said.


Governor Nyoro has always kept on saying that skills mismatch in Kiambu County staffing needs to be addressed saying this has affected service delivery in some departments.


A senior Kiambu official confidentially said that the World Bank had doubts about the formation of some boards claiming the members were not able to interpret policy issues to the people they represent.

 “There were concerns from the World Bank that most of the municipal board members could not understand and interpret policy issues to the people they claim to represent.


“We sat down after the issue was raised and realised that the problem was their level of education,” said the source who is closer to Governor Nyoro.


“We noticed that most of them had no post-primary education and dropped out of school in Standard Seven yet they were part of the committee that decides on multi-billion projects funded by the World Bank,” the source added.

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