Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu at a past function ( Photo/tuko.co.ke)
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has asked several county officers to go on leave ahead of their retirement. A county officer, who worked under the leadership of former County boss, Julius Malombe is among those sent packing.
County secretary Alex Kimanzi has retained his post after the county boss asked 11 of the officers to take compulsory leave with immediate effect as she seeks to streamline the delivery of services for better performance.
According to the communication office, the county boss’ decision comes after she advertised positions of 14 chief officers. The post of the county secretary had also been advertised before the new development.
A statement seen by The Star indicated that the move aims at creating room for the appointment of new officers "[This will] allow the Governor to appoint their successors," the brief stated, as quoted by The local daily.
It is also claimed that the leaves will assist the governor to avoid unnecessary interference when appointing a new team.
"It is understood the decision (leave) is aimed at allowing the ministers room to settle without unnecessary interference from chief officers appointed by Malombe."