Tension as Governor Dismisses Several Staff Over Graft

Tension is simmering in Nandi County after governor Stephen Sang dismissed more than a dozen members of his staff at the Rift Valley county.

The firebrand youngest governor is said to have dismissed the staff over what he termed as graft and theft of county resources and property.

The sacking followed investigations which revealed that a consignment of 99 tyres valued at Ksh.3.4 million meant for county vehicles as well as material for the construction of Early Childhood Development Education facilities had been stolen.

“The investigations are ongoing and the police have since arrested some county staff, some of whom have been arraigned in court,” said Governor Sang.

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The suspended CECs are Eng. Hillary Koech in charge of Roads, Valentine Chumo (Education) and Stanley Baliach (Lands and atural resources).

The governor said investigations were ongoing and that additional culprits would be brought to book.

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Governor Sang and Education CEC Valentine Chumo

“Alongside the ongoing legal process, I am taking an administrative action to deal with this matter. I have constituted ad hoc audit committee to investigate the whole matter, identify the existing loopholes in the management and implementation processes of ECDE projects,” said Sang.

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