The county executive board of Nyamira has on Thursday evening sent home the entire payroll staff to a 15 days paid administrative leave pending further investigations.
This has come after a cleansing preliminary report was released this week saying, the county government has been losing 1.68M monthly, funds paid to 24 officers plus one individual who is not an employee of County Government of Nyamira.
Speaking to Journalist at the Governors boardroom in Nyamira, Deputy Governor Amos Nyaribo said the 24 officers have been suspended as the entire payroll staff sent home for a paid administrative leave to allow further investigations to be conducted..
“As a result of the above,the county Executive Committee(Cabinet) has resolved to suspend the 24 officers and also decided to send the entire payroll staff to fifteen days paid administrative leave effective immediately. This will give room for further investigations to be conducted,” Said Nyaribo.
According to the report, The county government received a report from the Kenya National Examination Council(KNEC) which indicated that a total of 31 officers used forged certificates to acquire employment.
“This action was taken after the county Government of Nyamira submitted 535 academic certificates and result slips to KNEC for verification and authentication. Subsequently, the cabinet has resolved to terminate their employment with immediate effect” Added Nyaribo.
The county government has forwarded the details of the named individuals to the directorate of criminal investigations for further investigations.