NMS Takes New Drivers for Special Training

  • New drivers being inducted by NMS officials on Thursday, March 4, 2021.
    New drivers being inducted by NMS officials on Thursday, March 4, 2021.
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  • The Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) is one step closer to hiring new drivers in its unit following a special training of the successful applicants at Uhuru Park.

    In the exercise conducted on Thursday, March 4, the drivers were taken through induction sessions on procedures and regulations by Head of Traffic Superintendent Boniface Otieno.

    The new employees will take up different positions as ambulance drivers, operating heavy vehicles as well as normal vehicles for NMS.

    Drivers being taken through training on March 4, 2021.
    Drivers being taken through training on March 4, 2021.
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    During the training, they were familiarised with traffic rules and regulations within the metropolitan area.

    This is important due to the special nature of some of the vehicles they are expected to operate.

    New drivers going through a training on March 4, 2021.
    New drivers going through training on March 4, 2021.
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    The Drivers were also addressed by the convenor, the HR Director Dominic Gicheru and the Director, Compliance, and Service delivery Rachel Maina on best road practices.

    The NMS had in January 2021, announced 240 job vacancies as it sought 15 ambulance drivers, 30 plant operators, and 100 drivers among others.

    These jobs mainly targetted applicants with KCSE mean grades of D plain and above. 

    All jobs are offered on a two-year contract, with medical insurance as provided by the government.

    NMS has been in the process of improving service delivery after it was in December given access to funds following months of stalemate with former Governor Mike Sonko.

    With the signing of the budget, NMS got access to its Ksh27.1 billion budget, City Hall Ksh8.4 billion, and the county assembly Ksh2 billion.

    City Hall and NMS had been facing total paralysis after former governor Mike Sonko refused to sign the warrants,  which is a document needed by the National Treasury, Controller of Budget, and the Central Bank, to authorize the withdrawal of funds from the County Revenue Fund.

    New Nairobi acting Governor Anne Kananu Mwenda (left) and NMS boss Mohammed Badi.
    New Nairobi acting Governor Anne Kananu Mwenda (left) and NMS boss Mohammed Badi.
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