Nairobi governor, Johnson Sakaja, on Tuesday, November 29, awarded the best performing County workers “for going beyond the normal call of duty” and exemplary performance.
The governor awarded the workers during the second quarterly staff Kamkunji at City Hall, Nairobi County.
"A motivated affirmed and equipped staff are key to our delivery. Held our 2nd Quarterly Staff Kamkunji this morning at City Hall. Thanked the staff for their commitment and appraised them of the fulfilled promises made to them so far," the governor communicated.
Among those awarded were; sweepers Evalyn Iminza and Nahashon Mukabane, Christine Kivuva from the Environment department, William Kangongo of Enforcement and one Mwanaharusi, among others.
Sakaja also revealed that Nairobi County staff were receiving their latest salaries by the 2nd of each month.
He further stated that all staff are fully covered with comprehensive medical insurance.
During the governor's first meeting with the county staff, he called on the employees to work diligently, pledging to do his part in making sure they deliver to Nairobi residents.
Sakaja warned his officers against paying law firms, contractors or suppliers before the staff, failure to which the concerned persons will be answerable.
“I know there are many unpaid allowances, statutory deductions and other pending bills. My administration will ensure staff are paid on the 30th of every month. It will also set up an anonymous email and box where one can drop their complaints and suggestions. If we hide behind ideas, Nairobi will not move forward.”
“I will not promise you heaven but play your part and I will play mine. Trust us and work with us. Leadership has been missing in Nairobi but we are here,” he added.
While speaking during the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) handover ceremony, Sakaja pledged to protect the jobs of the agency's staff.
“There is no former NMS staff or former county government staff. You are all staff of the Nairobi County Government, and you will work together as equals.
"We will have space for everybody,” Sakaja affirmed.